Rampage (2018 film)
|Directed by||Brad Peyton|
|Story by||Ryan Engle|
by Bally Midway
|Music by||Andrew Lockington|
|Edited by||Jim May|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
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.
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.
- Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye, a primatologist and head of an anti-poaching unit out of Rwanda.
- Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell, a genetic engineer who teams up with Okoye.
- Malin Åkerman as Claire Wyden, who is responsible for the infection and mutation of George, Lizzie, and Ralph with the mutagenic serum.
- Joe Manganiello as Burke, the leader of a private military group
- Jake Lacy
- Marley Shelton as a scientist and astronaut
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Agent Russell, a government agent who works for an agency called OGA.
- Jason Liles as the motion-capture of George, an albino gorilla and one of the animals affected by a strange chemical that mutates him.
- P. J. Byrne as a scientist
- Jack Quaid
- Matt Gerald
- Breanne Hill as Amy
- Urijah Faber as a possible henchman of Claire Wyden
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. The project was announced in November 2011, with John Rickard set as the producer.  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. In July, it was reported that New Line was in talks with director Brad Peyton to direct and produce,  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."
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