Monday, February 20, 2017

Rampage Movie Begins Production in April


Do ya’ll remember the classic video game Rampage? The one that swooped across the nation with its monstrosity? It gave millions the pleasure to demolish as many buildings as possible as the whole army tried to get rid of you.

Believe it or not, April 2018 holds a great surprise for all of you Rampage fans out there. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star in next year’s block buster Rampage (the movie) along with Moonlight's Naomie Harris, who will play "a geneticist with a moral streak". Meanwhile, Rock will take on the part of a hero and an animal lover. Other big names include Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, whose roles are yet to surprise us.

Brad Peyton, who has worked with Johnson on previous projects, had the following to say about his upcoming endeavor, “It’s going to be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real than you’d expect”. "So you look at that original concept about a lab that affects these animals and makes them rampage, and that’s the nugget."

He also added, “do not worry, it is definitely a monster film” which will surely include the lizard, the ape and the wolf.

When it comes to the script, Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal are the ones worthy of mention; however, Ryan Engle and Adam Sztykiel are now responsible for sprucing up the story.

Spent my Friday night at our Warner Bros offices in a 6hr script session with these rampaging rockstars. Our RAMPAGE (next movie I'll make) writers, producers, director and star (occasionally me). Even though this took us deep into Friday night and we all have families and stuff to do - this kind of meeting is so critical to our movie's success. Everyone's instincts were firing on the highest of levels. My fav moment from this merciless 6hr meeting was when I shared with this group that there's an equity and trust I've built with my audience that they trust me to take them on an epic ride, and always do our best to send them home happy. A very cool moment to see everyone's eyes light and heads start to nod. To win on any level you gotta have teamwork and collaboration and cant thank everyone enough in this room for their energy and focus. You truly helped us move the needle. And Wendy Jane you're Superwoman for your creative brilliance and putting up with all these asshole's dumb guy jokes. Not me of course, I'm a gentleman. 😈 Next stop for me in my research - the Primate division at the Atlanta Zoo (my character's a Primatologist & head of an anti poaching unit in Rwanda). Really informative and educational character to play and project to work on. More to come. Start shooting this APRIL. #RAMPAGE
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