Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has proven to be successful merchandise after carrying San Andreas on his back to success. The catastrophe movie, which was released recently, received mixed reviews, but became a box office success nonetheless with revenues exceeding $400 million. Boosted by this accomplishment, The Rock has been invited to star in the video game adaption Rampage.
Rampage was a highly popular arcade game in the 1980s, which offered a unique 3-player gameplay. The story of the game revolved around gigantic monsters destroying buildings while trying to survive against the onslaught of military forces. More specifically, players could control simultaneously the monsters George (a King Kong-like gorilla), Lizzie (a lizard similar to Godzilla) or Ralph (a gigantic werewolf) and were tasked with razing their surroundings (buildings, people, helicopters, tanks, vehicles) to rubble. More interestingly, the monsters were actually humans who transformed into the demons after being exposed to radioactive chemicals. Could The Rock be one of these human-monsters, or among the military forces trying to stop the beasts?
Selfie record-breaker Johnson will be re-teaming once again with producer Beau Flynn, whom he worked with on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Hercules and San Andreas to produce a live action feature of Rampage. Production is set to start in 2016 under the hands of New Line Film Productions, after The Rock finishes shooting Central Intelligence and then Fast & Furious 8. The film will be directed by John Rickard, who is known for Horrible Bosses (2011) and Jack the Giant Slayer (2013). The script will be written by Ryan Engle, who was responsible for the story of Non-Stop, an action movie featuring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. The plot is kept under wraps, but is guaranteed to be filled with action.
Rampage has an intensive history as a total of 5 games were created in the series, with the original debuting in 1986 and the sequels following in 1997, 1999, 2000 and even as recently as 2006, when the title Rampage: Total Destruction was released on Gamecube, Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii. #Celebrities #Cinema