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Dwayne Johnson hopes to break the video game adaptation curse with Rampage

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. unveiled the first trailer for Rampage, an adaptation of the 80s arcade game, with Dwayne Johnson taking on the lead role of a primatologist out to save the world against a mutated giant gorilla, werewolf and lizard.

As always when a new video game adaptation is announced, the question is raised whether this could be the movie to break the dreaded “video game adaptation curse” – and that’s something The Rock has addressed on social media, stating that he hopes to have learned his lesson from 2005’s Doom.

Thank you guys for the trust.

I’m ultra focused aka “f*cking obsessed”;) to overcome the “video game adaptation curse” and delivering something great w/ #RampageMovie.

Plus, remember, I made and failed w/ Doom years ago. Lessons learned my friend. https://t.co/eq2t7H6rF0

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 17, 2017

What are your thoughts? Based on the trailer,
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Must Watch! The First Trailer For Dwayne Johnson Action-Adventure ‘Rampage’

After the first images and the very first poster just yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema has released the very first trailer for Rampage, the 2018-released action film starring Dwayne Johnson. Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton who most recently worked on San Andreas with Johnson. Track down for the awesome Rampage trailer.

Rampage Trailer Explodes Online – Instantly Becomes One Of 2018’s Most-Anticipated

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,
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Dwayne Johnson Stars In Rampage Trailer

Global megastar Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure Rampage, directed by Brad Peyton.

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 opens in theaters beginning April 20, 2018.

Rampage also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Malin Akerman (TV’s “Billions”), Jake Lacy (TV’s
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Dwayne Johnson Battles Giant Monsters in ‘Rampage’ Trailer

Dwayne Johnson Battles Giant Monsters in ‘Rampage’ Trailer
It’s up to Dwayne Johnson to save the world, with a giant ape named George on the loose, in the first trailer for New Line’s action adventure “Rampage.”

Johnson portrays a primatologist who keeps people at a distance, but shares a bond with George, a silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment mutates the gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size — along with other similarly altered animals across North America, destroying everything in their path.

“You don’t know about the 30-foot wolf?” Johnson’s asked at one point.

The key plot point in the trailer comes when a caged George is put on a jet airline, despite Johnson’s advice: “Having George on that plane is a big mistake.”

We then see George busting out of a cage and the plane winding up on fire over Chicago. Later on, Johnson
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First trailer for 80s arcade game adaptation Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson

Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer for director Brad Peyton’s upcoming action adventure Rampage. Based on the classic 1980’s videogame, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Matt Gerald; check it out below…

“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 transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters 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
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Watch the First Trailer for Colossal Creature Movie Rampage, Starring Dwayne Johnson

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Since 1986, video gamers have been destroying cities on the screen with Midway's lovable massive monsters known as George, Lizzie, and Ralphie. In New Line Cinema's new movie Rampage, we'll see that world of colossal creatures brought to life on the big screen, and the first trailer for the film promises plenty of large-scale action with Dwayne Johnson on the front lines of the creature-centric carnage.

Directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), Rampage is slated for an April 20th, 2018 release from Warner Bros. Check out the new trailer and poster below, and let us know what you think of the video game franchise being adapted for the big screen.

From the Press Release: "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
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Dwayne Johnson meets George on first poster for Rampage

With the first trailer set to arrive for Rampage later today, star Dwayne Johnson has taken to social media to share the first poster from the upcoming video game adaptation featuring Johnson and George, the giant albino Silverback Gorilla; take a look below…

See Also: First images from Rampage featuring Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris

“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 transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters 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
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Check Out The First Images From ‘Rampage’ Starring Dwayne Johnson

The very first images from the upcoming Dwayne Johnson movie Rampage have dropped online. The film is the big-screen adaptation of the Midway video game and will arrive in cinemas worldwide in 2018. Along with the images comes a promise of a new trailer for Thursday, as mentioned in the following video by the man himself who also challenged his followers to photograph something or someone big in their life. See the new Rampage movie photos below, but first, here’s a message from DJ himself.

Rampage Movie Photos Land Online Ahead Of Trailer Premiere Thursday

Appearing alongside Dwayne Johnson in Rampage is Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Malin Akerman (Billions), Jake Lacy (Girls), Joe Manganiello (True Blood) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), 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).

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First images from Rampage featuring Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris

With the first trailer set to land this Thursday, USA Today has revealed a couple of iffucuak images from the upcoming videogame adaptation Rampage featuring Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris; check them out below…

“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 transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters 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 reunites Johnson with his
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Giovanni Ribisi returning for all four Avatar sequels

With production underway on James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Deadline is reporting that Giovanni Ribisi has become the latest cast member from the original movie to sign on for all four of the new films.

Ribisi reprises his role of Parker Selfridge, head administrator of the Rda responsible for the mining operations on Pandora. He joins fellow returnees Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Matt Gerald, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while new additions to the cast include Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr.

Avatar 2 will open on December 18th 2020, followed by Avatar 3 on December 17th 2021, Avatar 4 on December 20th 2024 and Avatar 5 on December 19th 2025.
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Giovanni Ribisi Returns for All Four Avatar Sequels

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Giovanni Ribisi Returns for All Four Avatar Sequels
With Avatar 2 and the rest of the Avatar sequels starting production just a few weeks ago, the cast continues to be rounded out, with the latest addition returning from the original blockbuster Avatar. Giovanni Ribisi has come aboard to reprise his role as Parker Selfridge from the original Avatar, joining returning stars such as Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Dr. Grace Augustine), Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch), Cch Pounder (Moat) and Matt Gerald (Corporal Lyle Wainfleet). This also comes a few weeks after the young Avatar 2 cast was announced, which make up the Sully family, members of the Metkayina Clan and a former Hell's Gate Adolescent.

Giovanni Ribisi also joins a slew of new cast members including Cliff Curtis as Tonowari, the leader of the Pandora underwater reef clan known as the Metkayina Clan, Oona Chaplin as a new character named Varang and Kate Winslet,
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Kate Winslet Joins The Cast Of James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Kate Winslet will reunite with her Titanic director James Cameron for the Avatar sequels, which are now in-production.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron told trade blog Deadline. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

There’s no explanation as to who Ronal is, or how many of the films she will appear in.

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald and Sigourney Weaver are returning for the sequels to the 2009 movie, which still remains the highest grossing film of all time at the worldwide box-office. Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin are also amongst the cast, whilst Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Miles Quaritch as the movies’ main villain.

Avatar 2 will debut in cinemas
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Kate Winslet will reunite with James Cameron for Avatar sequels

James Cameron has begun production on his ambitious sequels for Avatar, but that apparently hasn’t stopped him from adding cast members to the films. Now, according to Deadline, Cameron is set to reunite with an actress from his second-highest grossing movie, with Kate Winslet joining Avatar 2 and its sequels – marking the the first time she and Cameron have worked together since 1997’s Titanic – with Winslet set to play a character named Ronal.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

Its unknown right now if Winslet will be playing a human character or a member of a Na’vi clan. Last week Cameron revealed the group of young actors who will be
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‘Avatar’ Sequels Begin Shooting, Reportedly Costing $1 Billion

It’s been nearly eight years since ‘Avatar‘ was released, but the road up to production on the ‘Avatar‘ sequels has been long and difficult. After years of production delays and an extended pre-production period to develop underwater Motion Capture technology, Director James Cameron‘s multi-film opus has finally entered production. Four concurrent sequels–‘Avatar 2‘, Avatar 3‘, ‘Avatar 4‘, and ‘Avatar 5‘– are currently shooting in Australia.

In addition to the production announcement, Deadline reports that the costs for the production of the four films is estimated to surpass $1 Billion. While this may seem like a very hefty number on the outset, when you consider that he’s making 4 movies that equal out to about $250 million per sequel. Cameron is used to making some of the most expensive movies of all-time (Avatar, Titanic, and Terminator 2 were all the most expensive films when they were released). So it’s hard
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Avatar 2 casts Sully family and Na’vi clans, James Cameron reveals shooting details for sequels

As James Cameron begins production on Avatar 2 and its sequels, the official Facebook page has announced the casting of several young actors in the series. They will portray children the children of Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri as well as children of the Metkayina Clan, led by Cliff Curtis. Only one of them will remain a human, born at the military base Hell’s Gate from the first film. Avatar 2 released a picture of the young cast with the announcement…

Pictured from left to right is Jack Champion, playing (Javier “Spider” Socorro), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey of the Sully Family), Bailey Bass (Tsireya of the Metkayina Clan), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam of the Sully Family), Britain Dalton (Lo’ak of the Sully Family), Filip Geljo (Aonung of the Metkayina Clan), and Duane Evans Jr (Rotxo of the Metkayina Clan).

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, producer Jon Landau
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Avatar sequels begin production with budget in excess of $1 billion

After years of development and pushed back release dates, cameras have now officially started rolling on James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels, with production getting underway today in Manhattan beach.

The four follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time have a reported budget in excess of $1 billion, and will be shot together in succession in 3D. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it has been said that parts of the films will take place underwater, while Stephen Lang’s Colonel Quaritch will be the main villain across all of the sequels. Meanwhile, Sam Worthington has also said that Avatar 2 in particular will have a focus on family.

See Also: James Cameron isn’t concerned about the long gap between Avatar movies

The Avatar sequels will featuring returning cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Matt Gerald, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, while
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James Cameron begins shooting Avatar 2 on Monday

After years of development, numerous delays, and months of pre-production, director James Cameron is finally set to return to the world of Pandora, with Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter revealing that cameras will start rolling on the first of four Avatar sequels this coming Monday.

Also…James Cameron finally begins shooting Avatar 2 Monday.

— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) September 20, 2017

Although plot details are being kept under wraps, producer Jon Landau teased what we can expect from the sequels, stating that: “At the heart of any movie are the characters. One of the strengths of great scripts are always the universal and relatable themes… There’s no more relatable theme than family. At the center of each of our four movies will be the Sully family. Each sequel will play as a stand-alone movie. Each movie’s story will come to its own conclusion… However, when looked at as a whole,
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James Cameron says he’s in “full-tilt production” on the Avatar sequels

Some eight years after the release of Avatar, which took the global box office by storm on its way to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, James Cameron has now revealed to EW that he’s in “full-tilt production” on the four sequels to the sci-fi blockbuster.

“Oh, we’re in production,” states Cameron. “We’re in full-tilt production. We’re in what we call ‘scouting,’ which basically is shooting for me. I’m on the stage all day long during the scouting process, because there are no sets or locations, other than in the virtual world, so I do all my location-scouting with a troop of actors that go through the virtual sets, and give me a sense of the scale and position, lighting, that sort of thing. Then, I’m in rehearsals with my principal cast and I start with them at the end of September.”

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Stephen Lang’s Colonel Quaritch is the villain of all four Avatar sequels, Matt Gerald to return

Despite his apparent demise in Avatar, Stephen Lang is confirmed to be reprising his role for James Cameron’s upcoming sequels, and now Cameron has revealed that he will in fact be the main villain in all four of the new movies.

“The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters,” Cameron tells Empire. “There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I’m taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it’s not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There’s not a new villain every time, which is interesting. Same guy. Same motherfucker through all four movies. He is so good and he just gets better. I know Stephen Lang is gonna knock this out of the park.”

See Also: Sigourney Weaver discusses James Cameron
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Colonel Quaritch Is the Main Villain in Avatar 2 and Its Sequels

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Colonel Quaritch Is the Main Villain in Avatar 2 and Its Sequels
Way back in October 2013, director James Cameron confirmed that Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Quaritch in all of his Avatar sequels. At the time, there were only three sequels, but now that there are four movies all moving forward, with production starting on September 25, the director revealed that his plans for Quaritch haven't changed, confirming he will be appearing in Avatar 2 through Avatar 5. Here's what the director had to say, revealing he plans to keep the same characters but introduce them to new settings and creatures.

"The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it's pretty much the same characters. There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I'm taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it's not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There's not a new villain every time,
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