LOS ANGELES, Nov 18 — Warner Bros has got its next monster movie.
Not content with an expanding line of King Kong and Godzilla films, Rampage brings together an enormous gorilla, 30-foot wolf, and giant crocodile — and one animal trainer trying to get his furry friend back.
Building on a 1980s video game in which up to three colossal creatures tear apart tower blocks one by one, Rampage adjusts the concept to include an inadvisable breeding program that wouldn’t be too out of place in a Jurassic Park movie.
Dwayne Johnson stars as Davis Okoye, an expert in communicating with and caring for all kinds of apes, monkeys, and associated primates.
He’s been looking after George since rescuing the silverback gorilla at two years old.
Now the unusually intelligent creature has become part of a genetic experiment that radically increases body mass and size.
And as the first Rampage trailer makes clear, there are changes to not just form but temperament as well, and things soon spiral out of control on a massive scale.
Also starring in the April 2018 feature are Naomie Harris (Spectre, Moonlight) as a genetic engineer who chooses to side with Okoye, Jeremy Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) as a powerful government agent who may have bitten off more than he can chew, and Joe Manganiello (True Blood) as a well-equipped tracker who encounters one of the experiment’s other terrible subjects.
Brad Peyton, who previously directed Johnson in disaster movie San Andreas and family-oriented action adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, here helms Rampage for Warner Bros. — AFP-Relaxnews