- Category: Movie News
- Created: Wednesday, 21 June 2017 23:18
- Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:39
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Dwayne Johnson is continuing his action rampage on celluloid for his next film titled RAMPAGE for Warner Brothers. Opening April 20, 2018, Warner Bros. has released the storyline and it's of monstrous proportions. It's KING KONG meets PLANET OF THE APES.
Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure RAMPAGE directed by Brad Peyton, and stars as primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
RAMPAGE also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Malin Akerman (TV’s “Billions”), Jake Lacy (TV’s “Girls”), Joe Manganiello (TV’s “True Blood”) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “The Walking Dead”); as well as P.J. Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Marley Shelton (“Solace”), Breanne Hill (“San Andreas”), Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), and Matt Gerald (TV’s “Daredevil”).
Peyton directs from a screenplay is by Ryan Engle and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle, based on the video game Rampage.
The RAMPAGE creatures are brought to life by acclaimed VFX supervisor Colin Strause (“San Andreas,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”), with five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”).
RAMPAGE opens in theaters beginning April 20, 2018.