Good Day to all the Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!
As we’ve discussed before Dwayne Johnson is a busy man. Currently one of, if not the, highest paid actors in Hollywood. He just keeps attaching himself to hit after hit. Fate of the Furious just hot a billion dollars this weekend. He’s next couple movies coming out Jumanji and Baywatch are sure to be successes as well.
The Rock gave us a few details on his Instagram about the plot for the video game adaption:
Goin’ primal. Good to finally have boots on the ground here in Georgia for production of #RAMPAGE. I head up an anti poaching unit out of Rwanda. My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named, George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world. George not happy. Me not happy. When animals like you, they lick you. When they don’t like you, they kill you. I will hunt down the bad people who did this to my best friend. And when I find them, I will not lick them. We have the best VFX monster making team (WETA) on the planet. Our actors and crew have been working very hard to raise the monster genre bar. As always, let’s have some fun. Let’s shoot. #PrimalDNA #George #Lizzy #Ralph #RAMPAGE
“My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named, George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate.”
- The original 1986 game followed the likes of a giant monsters, a gorilla, lizard, and wolf, destroying a city. The difference here is that in the game when the character’s take to much damage in game they revert back to human form. Leading you to believe that the monster are created by science experiments gone wrong on a human, not animals.
“They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world. “
- There’s the gist of the game, but with Hollywood constantly looking at the next property to make into a movie for fan nostalgia, they had to make a new plot appear out of no where.
“I will hunt down the bad people who did this to my best friend.
- So we are getting San Andreas with monsters. Instead of going across the trail of destruction trying to find his daughter, he’s going across a trail of destruction trying to keep his pet gorilla safe and hunt down the baddies that caused the incident. The further interesting attachment here is Johnson re-teaming with San Andreas Director, Brad Peyton.
- This is good news if nothing else Weta does know how to make giant monsters look great. As proven by the work on the Peter Jackson version of King Kong.
If nothing else The Rock does know how to pick fun movies that keep you entertained. Let us know if the thoughts below what you think about all this. Does it sound like it will be a fun romp or should Hollywood stop trying to make something out of nothing. As always make sure to follow us across all platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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