The Rampage Video Game will be turned into a movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

A film director Brad Peyton is currently working on a new project which involves creating a movie based on the classic video game. He has revealed that his upcoming film will be starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Although the storyline of the movie is still unfamiliar, we know that it will involve giant lizard, gorilla and wolf wreaking havoc in some cities.

Peyton (who’s already cast Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas) commented on why he chose precisely this project and how he felt about it:

“With Rampage, we are using our love of the original game as our inspiration. Then we’re going to build a movie, like San Andreas, that is really going to surprise people in what it delivers. 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. If they called me tomorrow to do Call of Duty, I wouldn’t want to play any of the Call of Duty games. I’d have to come up with something that deserves to be its own thing. That’s where a lot of these movies can go wrong.”

“I’m really excited about Rampage. It’s a monster film, so the stuff that I did on Incarnate, stretching my muscles in the horror space, helped. This ‘small, character piece’ with horror in it trained me to get ready for [Rampage]. Obviously, it’s a much bigger movie and it’s meant for a broader audience, but there are still horror elements, there’s still a monster movie at the core. And I get to work with Dwayne [Johnson] again, I’m so excited about it.”, he continued.

“There’s the three — the lizard, the ape, and the wolf — so we’re keeping it similar, but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out where we’re going with this.”, he ended.

Hopefully, soon we will find out more information about the storyline which is currently kept behind the closed door. As the production of the movie hasn’t started yet, it means that the project has just begun to emerge.