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Among the multitude of projects on Dwayne Johnson’s slate is a big screen adaptation of the beloved 80s video game Rampage, and The Rock has taken to Instagram to announce that it is set to be his next movie, with production getting underway in April. Johnson shared the following image, taken during a six-hour script session:
The game revolved around three gigantic monsters – a gorilla, lizard and wolf – who have to smash up various buildings whilst fending off the military. Plot details for the movie are being kept under wraps, but it has been confirmed that the three monsters will feature (although I’d be surprised if they’re called George, Lizzie and Ralph).
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) and Marley Shelton (Solace). »
- Gary Collinson
The cast of New Line’s video game adaptation Rampage looks to be coming together, with THR reporting that Joe Manganiello (True Blood) and Marley Shelton (Solace) are in final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) in the film.
Rampage will reunite Johnson with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas director Brad Peyton, and while plot details are being kept under wraps, the film will feature the video game’s three creatures – the gorilla, crocodile and wolf – who wreak havoc on various North American cities and landmarks.
Johnson is set to play an animal-loving hero and “the world’s only hope”, with Harris as a geneticist with a moral streak, Manganiello the leader of a private military group, and Shelton a scientist and astronaut. Production is slated to get underway soon for a release on April 20th 2018. »
- Gary Collinson
Casting is beginning to heat up on New Line’s big-budget Rampage movie. Two weeks ago, we brought you the news that Naomie Harris (Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) had closed a deal to join Dwayne Johnson, and now The Hollywood Reporter has identified two new recruits: The Batman‘s Joe Manganiello and Marley Shelton.
Negotiations are ongoing, but should a deal place, Shelton will play the part of a scientist and astronaut – not unlike Harris, who signed on as an unnamed geneticist with an unflinching moral code – while Joe Manganiello is set to call upon his action credentials to play the leader of a private military group. Beyond that, details are thin on the ground, but we understand Dwayne Johnson is the animal-loving hero that stands between Rampage‘s trio of monsters and total destruction.
The project also heralds something of a creative reunion for the former WWE superstar, »
- Michael Briers
8 February 2017 7:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
New Line is keeping plot details in the cage. Like the video game, the film will feature three creatures — a monstrously transformed gorilla, crocodile and wolf — who wreak havoc on North American cities and landmarks.
Johnson will play an »
- Borys Kit
Sony Music Masterworks has released The Space Between Us – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and physically on CD. The album will also release on vinyl at a later date. The album features original songs by Ingrid Michaelson and the movie’s original score by Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters).
The score was comprised of orchestral elements and salvaged items from junk yards to create unique sounds catered to the film’s story. This process of “upcycling” was in line with the film’s message about celebrating the beauty of our planet.
“I loved working with Peter [Chelsom, the director] and Richard [Lewis, producer]. They had a real vision as to what they wanted but also allowed me lots of freedom within that vision. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the movie from such an early stage,” remarks Ingrid Michaelson.
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The album is now streaming on Spotify. »
- Melissa Thompson
With a spring 2018 release date already set for New Line Cinema's Rampage, the studio is now in casting mode, finding the right actors to surround Dwayne Johnson. Today we have word that Naomie Harris, who received her first Oscar nomination yesterday for her work in Moonlight, has signed on to join the cast in a supporting role. The actress reportedly "sparked" to the "fun tone" of the script, according to today's report.
The story is based on the hit 1980s arcade game of the same name, where players controlled one of three monsters, a mutated gorilla, crocodile and a wolf, who destroy buildings in several major cities around the world. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the movie will keep the same three monsters, who will wreak havoc on a number of North American cities and landmarks, with the report describing Dwayne Johnson's character as an "animal-loving hero," who is the world's only hope. »
24 January 2017 6:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The project is reuniting Johnson, whose latest movie, Moana, nabbed an Oscar nomination, with New Line, producer Beau Flynn and director Brad Peyton. The team previously proved to be a combustible combination with San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
New Line, which is looking to shake up the monster movie formula with Rampage, is keeping plot details in a cage. Like the video game, the film will feature three »
- Borys Kit
Both Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Geoff Johns recently revealed that they'd had a very successful meeting regarding the first big-screen outing for DC Comics superhero, Shazam. The Rock is set to play the villainous Black Adam in the movie, though the search (presumably) continues for an actor to step into the role of Billy Batson/Shazam - however, we might just have an idea who is in line to helm the picture. Batman News has noticed that following the meeting, Johns followed director Brad Peyton on Twitter. Now, you might not think that means a whole lot, but it is worth noting that fans have managed to get the jump on several big announcements in this manner, including Rick Famuyiwa coming aboard The Flash (he's since left the project), and Joe Manganiello's casting as Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's solo Batman film. Also, Peyton has previously directed The »
It feels like ages since it was first announced that Dwayne Johnson would be playing the villainous Black Adam in the long-awaited Shazam! movie. Since the initial announcement, not much has happened and a director hasn't even officially been brought on board the project. That may soon change, as it looks like one of The Rock's frequent collaborators could be in the running to direct Shazam.
The folks over at the fan site Batman-News recently discovered some interesting Twitter activity by DC Extended Universe head Geoff Johns. Shortly after he and several other of the people at Warner Bros. had a meeting about Shazam and the rest of the upcoming DC slate with Dwayne Johnson, Geoff Johns followed several people on Twitter. Those followed included Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn, both producing partners with Johnson, but he also followed director Brad Peyton, who has worked with the actor several times in the past. »
Last week Dwayne Johnson revealed that he had met with the head honchos of the DC Extended Universe to discuss the tone of future movies, and more specifically Shazam, for which he is set to play Black Adam.
Well, Batman-News has pointed out that since that meeting, DC head Geoff Johns has begun following a number of Johnson’s producing collaborators on Twitter, but more interestingly has also followed director Brad Peyton.
For those unaware, Peyton has directed Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas, and is also attached to helm San Andreas 2, Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon and Rampage, all of which have The Rock on board to star.
So, could we have found our Shazam director?
Shazam! is scheduled for release on April 5th, 2019. »
- Robert Kojder
Between The 30 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017 and The 20 Best TV Shows Returning In 2017, that’s probably enough to keep your television humming well into 2018. But in case you have space to carve out for one more show, Netflix is getting ready to drop “Frontier.”
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Jason Momoa leads the series that counts Brad Peyton (“San Andreas,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island“) among the directors, and tells the story of Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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