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Writer chosen for film adaptation of 1980s Rampage game

New Line Cinema is moving forward with a movie adaptation of the 1980s game Rampage.


It was King Kong meets Godzilla meets Twilight (OK, no vampire), but the 1980s arcade game Rampage was a quarter waster back in the day. New Line Cinema announced in November that it was bringing the game to the big screen, hoping to get the attention of all the gamers who spent too many hours destroying cities and innocent civilians.

The movie company has finally hired a writer, Ryan Engle, to do the adaptation for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. John Rickard had already been chosen to produce. For those unfamiliar with the arcade game, three humans get transformed into a giant ape, giant wolf and giant lizard and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting countryside.

Apparently, New Line has this project as a high priority for some reason, with the studio "hoping to make an Independence Day-style picture on a smart budget." I'm sure we all have high hopes for an engrossing story and compelling characters for this one, destined for a straight-to-video release.

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    April 2, 2012 9:45 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Writer chosen for film adaptation of 1980s Rampage game.

    New Line Cinema is moving forward with a movie adaptation of the 1980s game Rampage.

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      April 2, 2012 9:56 AM

      lol, I loved that game as a kid

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      April 2, 2012 9:58 AM

      didn't they make about a hundred of these, called Godzilla vs. ? i mean that's what Rampage was based on right? Godzilla vs. King Kong.

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        April 2, 2012 1:00 PM

        love these posts where bafflement is feigned

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      April 2, 2012 10:00 AM

      Oh arses, I spotted that the other day, forgot to make a post. Yeah, fucking lol.

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      April 2, 2012 12:46 PM

      Battleship, Rampage, next up is Space Invaders. Fuck you hollywood.

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      April 2, 2012 12:52 PM

      April Fools??? Please let it be April Fools?

      While I loved Rampage (HD version on xbla please, thanks) I just cant see a worthwhile story being created from that franchise.

      Oh well, this is Hollywood afterall... queue Matthew Broderick

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      April 2, 2012 12:56 PM

      This was the first game I ever stayed up all night to beat, back when I was seven-years-old. Turns out that the game just loops back to the start when you clear all of the levels. That's why I can't believe in anything ever again.

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