Dwayne Johnson Reveals ‘Rampage’ Plot Details

Dwayne Johnson has started production on Rampage, a big-screen adaptation of the 1986 game by Bally Midway.

The original arcade game gave players control of gigantic monsters as they fought for survival against onslaughts of military forces. Each round was marked as complete when a city was completely destroyed. Monsters + city-wide destruction + The Rock = ka-ching!

Johnson, who appears to be one of the hardest working men in the entertainment industry, has taken to social media to reveal the basic plot details of the upcoming blockbuster.

“I head up an anti poaching unit out of Rwanda. My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named, George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum,” Johnson posted.

“All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world. George not happy. Me not happy. When animals like you, they lick you. When they don’t like you, they kill you. I will hunt down the bad people who did this to my best friend. And when I find them, I will not lick them.”

At the helm is Brad Peyton, who also directed Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and 2015’s San Andreas. The latter proved to be quite the hit for the pair; despite mixed reviews, the earthquake disaster film raked in $US473.9 million from a production budget of $US110 million.

Ryan Condal (Hercules, Colony) and Carlton Cuse (San Andreas, Colony, Bates Motel) have penned the latest draft from a script written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop).

The film will be boasting visual effects by WETA, the New Zealand-based effects company with a credits list that includes the Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men: First Class, Man of Steel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Rampage is scheduled for US release on April 20, 2018.

Goin’ primal. ? Good to finally have boots on the ground here in Georgia for production of #RAMPAGE. I head up an anti poaching unit out of Rwanda. My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named, George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world. George not happy. Me not happy. When animals like you, they lick you. When they don’t like you, they kill you. I will hunt down the bad people who did this to my best friend. And when I find them, I will not lick them. We have the best VFX monster making team (WETA) on the planet. Our actors and crew have been working very hard to raise the monster genre bar. As always, let’s have some fun. Let’s shoot. ?? #PrimalDNA #George #Lizzy #Ralph #RAMPAGE

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