Rampage video game heads to the big screen
New Line Cinema is developing an adaptation of the arcade game Rampage with producer John Rickard (Final Destination 5, Horrible Bosses, A Nightmare on Elm Street). The studio and producer are meeting with writers to adapt the Midway Games classic.

The story centers on three normal humans who are transformed into a gigantic lizard, werewolf, and gorilla after a military experiment went awry. Players used these characters to destroy each city, while fighting off military forces and snacking on random humans, before moving on to the next level.

It is said that New Line is aiming for a tone similar to Ghostbusters and Independence Day for this adaptation.

Midway Games, which created the original 1986 version of Rampage, was purchased by Warner Bros. in 2009. The latest version of the game, Rampage: Total Destruction, was released in 2006.