Rampage (2018 film)

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Rampage teaser film poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Brad Peyton
Produced by
  • Beau Flynn
  • John Rickard
  • Brad Peyton
  • Hiram Garcia
Screenplay by
Story by Ryan Engle
Based on Rampage
by Bally Midway
Music by Andrew Lockington
Cinematography Jaron Presant
Edited by Jim May
  • New Line Cinema
  • Flynn Picture Company
  • Rickard Pictures
  • Seven Bucks Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
Country United States
Language English

Rampage is an upcoming American science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema in theaters, in regular, Real D 3D, and IMAX 3D formats, on April 20, 2018.


Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care most of its life. But a mysterious genetic experiment mutates this once gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered that a wolf (Ralph) and crocodile (Lizzie) have gone under similar changes. As these newly created apex predators battle each other for supremacy and tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fight his way through the ever-changing battlefield, and not only to halt a global catastrophe, but to save the fearsome beast that was once his friend.[1]



Warner Bros. acquired the film adaptation rights to the 1980s video game Rampage in 2009, as part of their acquisition of Midway Games for $33 million.[10] The project was announced in November 2011, with John Rickard set as the producer. [10] In June 2015, Deadline reported that Dwayne Johnson was set to star and re-team with New Line and producer Beau Flynn, while studio was looking for a director to start production in the mid-2016.[2] In July, it was reported that New Line was in talks with director Brad Peyton to direct and produce, [11] Peyton would later state that the film would "be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real than you'd expect."[12]


Principal photography on the film began on April 17, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.[13][14]


Rampage is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2018 in 3D and IMAX by New Line Cinema.[15]


  1. ^ Chitwood, Adam (November 14, 2017). "First 'Rampage' Images Find Dwayne Johnson Battling Monsters". Collider. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (June 23, 2015). "Dwayne Johnson And 'San Andreas' Team Tackle 'Rampage;' Action Film Based On 80s Midway Arcade Game". Deadline. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (January 25, 2017). "'Moonlight' Star Naomie Harris Joins Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 16, 2017). "Malin Akerman Joins Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage'". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Barsanti, Sam (February 9, 2017). "Joe Manganiello in talks to join Dwayne Johnson in Rampage". The AV Club. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (April 5, 2017). "'The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage'". Deadline. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (February 14, 2017). "'Girls' Actor Jake Lacy and Breanne Hill Join Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (February 28, 2017). "Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage' Casts 'Wolf of Wall Street' Star P.J. Byrne". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (March 14, 2017). "Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald Join Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Kit, Borys (November 17, 2011). "Classic Video Game 'Rampage' Headed to Big Screen From New Line (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (July 22, 2015). "'San Andreas' Team Reunites For 'Rampage'; Brad Peyton To Direct Dwayne Johnson In Arcade Game Adaptation". Deadline. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ Cassidy, Mark (November 29, 2016). "Brad Peyton Says Rampage Will Be "Emotional, Scary And Real"". We Got This Covered. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rampage Filming Begins: Dwayne Johnson Stars in the Movie". ComingSoon.net. April 17, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ Productions, Seven Bucks (July 20, 2016). "Seven Bucks Productions And FlynnPictureCo. Sell Muscle Beach Scripted Project To Universal Cable Productions To Be Developed For USA Network". PR Newswire. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 10, 2016). "Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga Movie 'A Star Is Born' Gets 2018 Release Date". Deadline. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 

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