The Rock's 80's video game movie 'Rampage' looks ... good?
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Color me surprised.
When news broke way back in 2015 that Dwayne Johnson was making a live-action film based on the 80's Midway arcade game "Rampage' I was exactly jazzed.
I wasn't upset or anything, I just didn't really care. How could this possible work?
Well, in the years since Hollywood has tried just about anything to push caution to the wind, willing to go to unspeakable depths to turn a profit. Hey there, Emoji Movie.
Warner Bros. dropped its first trailer for "Rampage" Thursday afternoon and I gotta say, not bad.
Here's the plot rundown:
“Primatologist Davis Okoye, 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 since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.”
We'll have to see how this plays out but the film has an intriguing cast, giving me even more to hope for. Aside from Johnson, we'll see what Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello and Jeffrey Dean Morgan can bring to the monster movie.
"Rampage" opens Apr. 20 2018.