The Rock Will Fight Giant Monsters in Rampage Video Game Movie
Dwayne Johnson is reuniting with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for an adaptation of the popular 1980s video game classic Rampage. The original game, created by Midway, featured three giant monsters, a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf, who cause destruction and chaos in major cities around North America, while trying to fend off military forces. While plot details are being kept under wraps, The Rock will play a man who tries to stop these destructive monsters.
Ryan Engle (Non-Stop) wrote the screenplay, with New Line currently seeking directors, and production slated to begin in the summer of 2016. The plan is for Dwayne Johnson to shoot this project after he wraps on Fast & Furious 8, which is slated for release on April 14, 2017. The project will mark the fourth collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and Beau Flynn, following Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, last year's Hercules and San Andreas, which has already earned more than $415 million worldwide since its release in late May.
Dwayne Johnson will produce alongside his Seven Bucks production company partner Dany Garcia, Beau Flynn for FlynnPictureCo and John Rickard for Rickard Pictures. Dwayne Johnson is currently filming Central Intelligence, which is set for release next July, and he also stars in his first TV series, Ballers, which debuted this past Sunday night on HBO. He also recently became attached to star as Jack Burton in 20th Century Fox's Big Trouble in Little China remake.