Rampage movie in development, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Dwayne Johnson has been tapped to star in an adaptation of the 80s arcade classic, Rampage. This sure is going to be a movie, alright!


When it comes to video game adaptations made for the big screen, some of them look decent on paper and are simply executed badly. Then there are others that don't even look good on paper. Prepare for the latter, because there's officially a Rampage movie on the way.

Deadline reports that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been tapped to star in this adaptation of the 80s Midway arcade classic. For those that are unfamiliar with the game, Rampage starred three monsters that would smash as many buildings as possible to rack up points, while fending off any resistance and eating hapless humans for health.

New Line and producer Beau Flynn have been tapped for Rampage, which will essentially reunite all of the main players from this year's box office hit, San Andreas. Plot details have not been divulged, but it'll probably have something to do with a giant gorilla, giant lizard, and giant wolfman.

The Rampage movie is set to film once Johnson is finished with the eighth Fast & The Furious film.

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    June 23, 2015 11:40 AM

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      June 23, 2015 1:07 PM

      Oh why not. There wasn't any plot in the original game. Assuming they bring the same level of detail to mass destruction as in San Andreas, it should at least be entertaining to see the advancement in CGI. Just set your expectations accordingly!

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      June 23, 2015 6:13 PM

      The only thing that could make this better is Uwe Boll

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      June 23, 2015 7:40 PM

      Sounds like a time! Totally expecting a CG fest

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      June 23, 2015 7:50 PM

      redneck rampage?

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      June 23, 2015 7:53 PM

      I know what those words mean but that headline makes no sense.

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      June 23, 2015 7:55 PM

      I feel dirty saying this..but if any movie screamed "MICHAEL BAY, EXPLOSIONS!", this would be it.

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