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Are we on the verge of seeing the first truly great video game movie? Maybe not, but we may be about a year away from seeing the most watchable and entertaining video game movie ever made. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Rampage is currently filming and, though the studio hasn't officially leaked any plot details for the movie, some have made their way online, and it sounds just about as crazy and fun as you would imagine.
Before digging in, if you don't want any potential spoilers for Rampage, you may want to turn away now. Also, since this is not coming directly from the studio, it should be regarded as rumor to some degree, at least for now. That said, what Splash Report is claiming is the main plot of Rampage can't possibly be far off. Here is what they have to say about it.
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With the exception of 2015, when the only high-profile creature feature to claw its way out of Hollywood arrived in the form of Krampus, over the past few years moviegoers have been treated to a fairly diverse melange of monster movies. From the fantastical Pacific Rim to Gareth Edwards’ dark, brooding Godzilla reboot, the silver screen has played host to an array of jaw-dropping creatures, and that trend continued just recently thanks to the launch of Kong: Skull Island.
Indeed, Legendary’s MonsterVerse is currently housing another two in-development creature features in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2020’s Godzilla Vs. Kong – the event film to end all event films – but there’s another big-budget monster flick gestating in Hollywood, and its name is Rampage.
Loosely based on Midway’s iconic arcade title, New Line and Brad Peyton’s blockbuster just entered production last week ahead of its planned release in »
- Michael Briers
Exactly one week ago today, Dwayne Johnson announced that production started on his video game adaptation Rampage, which New Line has set for release on April 20, 2018. Dwayne Johnson also shared the first set photo as filming began. Today, we have yet another look from the set, with Joe Manganiello revealing part of the costume his character Burke wears, on his sixth day of production. The photo shows the character's bulletproof vest, which also includes an interesting comic book connection.
Joe Manganiello recently signed on to play the iconic villain Deathstroke in Warner Bros.' Dceu adventure The Batman, alongside Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne. But the actor's new character in Rampage, named Burke, thanks to the tag shown above the vest in this Instagram photo, is more of a Marvel fan. Right in the middle of this life-saving piece of clothes is a pin featuring the unmistakable logo for the Marvel anti-hero The Punisher, »
Fresh from enjoying the biggest worldwide box office opening of all-time with his latest film The Fate of the Furious, Dwayne Johnson is jumping right into his next project, with producer Hiram Garcia (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas, Baywatch) announcing the cameras are now rolling on the big screen adaptation of the 80s video game Rampage. Garcia made on the announcement on Twitter, sharing a behind the scenes images of stars Malin Akerman and Jake Lacy…
Plot details for Rampage are being kept under wraps, but it has been confirmed that it will feature the giant werewolf, gorilla and lizard from the game. The film reunites Johnson with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas director Brad Peyton, and also features Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Malin Akerman (Billions), Marley Shelton (Solace), Jake Lacy (The Office), Breanne Hill (Incarnate), P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies »
- Gary Collinson
The first good video game movie may be coming next year, and it has just started filming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Rampage, which is based on the classic arcade game of the same name, has officially started principal photography. The movie is set for release next year and with the power of The Rock and a fun premise, we may finally have a video game movie on our hands that people actually want to see.
Dwayne Johnson's frequent producing partner Hiram Garcia confirmed the news on Twitter that Rampage has officially started principal photography, which is taking place in Atlanta. The producer posted a photo that shows Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Children's Hospital), who is playing the villain in the movie, and Jake Lacy (Girls, Miss Sloane) on set shooting a scene in an office building. Here is what Hiram Garcia had to say.
"Principal photography kicks off today on our #Rampage movie. »
The adaptation for the Rampage video game has just gained another actor: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who currently plays Negan on The Walking Dead, is the latest to join the film’s growing cast. This also means he’ll be reuniting with his Watchmen co-star Malin Akerman, who was cast as Rampage‘s villain a few weeks ago.
Per Deadline, Morgan will play Agent Russell, a government agent working for an organization called Oga, and will have a “serious swagger and attitude”. Akerman, meanwhile, plays the head of a tech company while Dwayne Johnson is the film’s animal-loving hero, setting out to stop a giant gorilla, werewolf and crocodile that Akerman’s character created from destroying cities.
Rampage reunites Dwayne Johnson with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas director Brad Peyton, and also features Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Malin Akerman (Billions), Marley Shelton (Solace »
- Ricky Church
The Walking Dead‘s Negan has joined the cast of Rampage, the planned adaptation of the video game headed up by Dwayne Johnson. Morgan will play the role of Agent Russell in the film, a government official with attitude who works for an agency known as Oga.
Malin Ackerman and Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris are also amongst the cast of the movie, as is Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Pj Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald and Breanne Hill. Shooting will take place in Atlanta later this month, so fits in well with the actor’s schedule with The Walking Dead, and his return as Negan.
Rampage is being directed by Brad Peyton, who directed Johnson on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and the action/ disaster movie San Andreas. Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse wrote the script for the film, which, like the game, will feature three monsters: A giant »
- Paul Heath
While we are most definitely in the age of superhero films, there’s little denying that we’re also in a budding age of kaiju and video game films. On the kaiju side of things, Kong: Skull Island only came out a few weeks back, and it was the second film in its buildup to a Kong v Godzilla flick. Additionally, Pacific Rim: Uprising has just finished its production. On the video game side of things, despite Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed’s failing to hit the mainstream in a big way, we still have the likes of Tomb Raider and the Castlevania TV show on the horizon.
But what if we could have the best of both worlds? That’s where Rampage comes in. This was a video game back in 1980s, though most fans probably most remember it its 1997 sequel, Rampage World Tour. The game allowed you to play as a Godzilla-type kaiju, »
- Joseph Medina
Back in February, Dwayne Johnson revealed that production will begin on Rampage in April, while sharing that his character is a "Primatologist" who serves as the head of an anti poaching unit in Rwanda. Since then, the cast has started to come together, with Naomie Harris playing a geneticist who teams up with Dwayne Johnson's character, and Malin Akerman portraying the villain, the head of the corporation responsible for creating the three monsters seen in the film. Today we have word that the cast has gotten even bigger, with The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan signing on.
Deadline reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan will portray Agent Russell, who works for a secret government agency known as Oga, with the character described as someone who, "rolls with serious swagger and attitude." It isn't known if he has any connection to Dwayne Johnson's character or not. Regardless, he joins »
Jeffrey Dean Morgan may have his hands full trying to rule over post-apocalyptic communities as Negan on The Walking Dead, but that isn't stopping the actor from staying busy on the big screen, too, as he's now joined Dwayne Johnson in New Line Cinema's movie adaptation of the 1980s video game Rampage.
Deadline reports the news of Morgan's casting in the colossal creature feature. The Walking Dead actor joins a cast that includes Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Pj Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, and Breanne Hill.
According to Deadline, Morgan will play "Agent Russell, who works for a covert government division called Oga and rolls with serious swagger and attitude." That shouldn't be a problem for someone who has brought Robert Kirkman's comic book creation Negan to life with such a menacing and charismatic touch on The Walking Dead. Morgan shared »
- Derek Anderson
From Walkers to grossly mutated creatures, Deadline brings word that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on for Rampage, New Line and Brad Peyton’s tentpole that’s on course to storm into theaters in April of next year.
Production is just now beginning to judder into life, with Baywatch star Dwayne Johnson poised to take point as the bona fide lead. His mission? To safeguard the Us of A from three impossibly large monsters – one crocodile, one gorilla, one wolf – that came into being after a series of lab experiments went horribly, horribly wrong.
He won’t do so alone, of course, given New Line has already fleshed out its ensemble cast with Moonlight star Naomie Harris, The Batman‘s Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, and Breanne Hill. There’s also relative newcomer Malin Akerman (Billions) to consider, who’s been described as »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan will put down the baseball bat for a while as he has signed on to join Dwayne Johnson in the New Line monster movie Rampage. The film is on track for an April 20, 2018, release and has an ensemble cast that includes Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Pj Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald and Breanne Hill. Rampage‘s exact logline is under wraps, but like the 1980s Midway arcade… »
Last month, Dwayne Johnson revealed that his upcoming Rampage movie will start filming in April, and now the project has finally found its villain. Malin Akerman is in negotiations to portray the main villain in this video game adaptation, joining a growing cast as we get closer to filming starting next month. It isn't clear at this time how many more roles are needed to be filled before production begins in Atlanta.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier today, revealing that Malin Akerman is playing the head of the tech company that is responsible for the monsters' creation. In the original Midway video game, players controlled three monsters, an enormous lizard named Lizzie, a giant werewolf named Ralph and a massive ape named George. Players used these massive monsters to completely destroy a number of different cities around the world. The movie will center on Dwayne Johnson's character, »
Movement is starting to pick up on the adaptation of the 1980s arcade game Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson, and New Line may be close to filling out its main cast. Just yesterday the film cast Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald and now The Hollywood Reporter is saying the Malin Akerman has entered talks to play the film’s villain.
If a deal is reached, Akerman will play the head of a tech company that created the three monsters Johnson is trying to stop. The movie will see the three monsters featured in the arcade game – a giant gorilla, crocodile and werewolf – unleashed and go on a rampage throughout a city with only Johnson’s animal loving hero to stop them.
Rampage reunites Dwayne Johnson with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas director Brad Peyton, and also features Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Malin Akerman (Billions »
- Ricky Church
Negotiations between actress and studio are ongoing, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but we understand New Line is courting Akerman for the movie’s power-mongering villainess, a “calculating head of a tech company that is behind the monsters.” Those creatures – one gorilla, one crocodile and a wolf – are the grossly mutated results of a lab experiment gone awry, and when the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Dwayne Johnson’s musclebound zoologist steps in to rectify the situation with the help of an all-star cast.
- Michael Briers
“Billions” star Malin Akerman is in negotiations to play the villain in New Line’s “Rampage,” starring Dwayne Johnson, TheWrap has learned. The film is based on the 1980s video game and will feature three monsters who are wreaking havoc across North America — Johnson is the only hope of stopping them. In addition to Johnson and Akerman, the cast also features “Moonlight” star and Academy Award nominee Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Pj Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald and Breanne Hill. Brad Peyton is directing. The thriller reunites Johnson, New Line, producer Beau Flynn, and director Brad Peyton, »
- Matt Pressberg
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Rampage is due to begin lensing in April in Atlanta.
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- Borys Kit
One of the many video game adaptations in the pipeline is Rampage, which is essentially an arcade experience where players pick from one of three different monsters and destroy the world city by city. So far, it also has the luxury of featuring Dwayne Johnson in the leading role.
Recently, we’ve had quite a lot of casting news for the movie and now Variety is reporting that Jack Quaid (Vinyl) and Matt Gerald (Daredevil) have joined the film. There are still no details on the actual plot yet, but most of the characters are different scientists of sorts, so one could perhaps expect something regarding an experiment gone completely wrong that must be contained by special forces.
Rampage will reunite Johnson with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas director Brad Peyton, while the cast so far includes Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Marley Shelton »
- Robert Kojder
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Jones’ episode — which is slated to air in late April — revolves around the incorrect belief that the two siblings have a lot in common.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Jason Katims’ NBC drama pilot, formerly known as Drama High, has officially changed its title to Rise. Plus, Marley Shelton (The Lottery) has been cast as the wife of Josh Radnor’s character, our sister site Deadline reports. »
The Lottery alumna Marley Shelton is set for a key role opposite Josh Radnor in NBC drama pilot Drama High, from Friday Night Lights executive producer/showrunner Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the Broadway smash Hamilton. Also cast as a regular in the project is Casey Johnson (G.L.O.W.) Written by Katims, Drama High was inspired by the story of groundbreaking high school drama teacher Lou Volpe (Radnor) as chronicled in the book Drama High, written by one… »
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