In a recent press interaction, Dwayne Johnson, who will be playing the black suit donning supervillain, confirmed that a script has been turned in and that a few tweaks are all that are needed to lock the script.
Johnson is front and centre as a character with yet another belter of a name, Davis Okoye, a primatologist who looks after, and indeed talks to the animals at a San Diego conservation centre.
All that said, Dwayne Johnson proves why he's making millions of dollars a movie.More news: Explosions in Riyadh as air defences 'intercept Houthi rocket'
To say movies inspired by video games tend to struggle at the box office is a colossal understatement. It's then up to ape whisperer Davis Okoye (Johnson) to save his animal buddy, the city of Chicago, and the day.
Okoye is joined by Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), a brilliant ex-Energyne employee and Agent Russell (Jeffery Dean Morgan), a drawling good ol' boy federal agent as they try to cure George and stop Energyne from getting away with it all. Rampage also combines elements of a monster horror movie with a disaster tentpole, military action-adventure and, as mentioned earlier, even a cosmic thriller at one point, further showcasing Peyton's range as a director in the process. Along for the ride in supporting roles are Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and more.
Other much-maligned video game adaptations include Alone in the Dark (2005), Super Mario Bros (1993), Street Fighter (1994), Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009), Assassin's Creed (2016), Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), Warcraft (2016), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) and Double Dragon (1994).More news: Tesla (TSLA) Upgraded to "Hold" by Jefferies Group
Rampage debuts in theaters on April 13. These two are fantastic together you believe they have this unbreakable bond and the two of them together have some of the best comedic beats in the whole film. P.J. Byrne and Jack Quaid are set-up early on as Johnson's comic relief colleagues before disappearing nearly entirely from the film. For now though, he has CGI monsters to deal with here.
As an actor, Johnson has an uncanny screen presence and almost unmatched charisma. His added comedy chops and versatility suggest an even high ceiling for the actor.
While promoting his latest movie, Rampage, Dwayne Johnson was asked about the status of the DCEU Black Adam movie, which saw The Rock offer up that it's coming together pretty quick. The three mutant animals, drawn by a radio frequency being emitted by Wyden Technologies from the Willis antenna (whatever, just go with me) all scale the building, smashing it as they go up, and inevitably bringing it down in a cloud of debris and smoke. Whether it's action, comedy, or a hybrid, how can you not want him involved in your movie? A rather impressive single shot in space takes us smoothly into a spaceship in distress, where we see disembodied body parts floating in the cabin area. DC have four reserved film release dates in 2020. There's no telling if Johnson himself will ever be Oscar nominated, but he clearly has a lot to offer.More news: Trump Cancels his Participation at 8th Summit of the Americas
Rampage starts playing in US theaters nationwide on Thursday evening, April 12.