Rampage movie in planning stages - Report
Hollywood Reporter says New Line Cinema is making headway on a film adaptation for Midway's arcade monster game.
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Game-to-film adaptations are nothing new, but the space has been heating up in recent years with deals made for franchises such as Asteroids, Assassin's Creed, Dead Island, and more. Now another title can be added to the quickly growing list of games with movies in the works.
The Hollywood Reporter has word that the 1986 city-destroying monster game Rampage is being developed into a movie for New Line Cinema. John Rickard, producer on films like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination, is said to be on board and currently searching out writers to develop the story.
The report suggests that the film will be created "in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day." The Rampage license is currently owned by New Line sister company Warner Bros., which acquired Midway Games in 2009.
Rampage originally hit arcades in 1986 and put players in the role of various monsters tasked with destroying onscreen buildings and terrorizing cities within a given amount of time. The most recent original game to carry the Rampage name was 2006's Rampage: Total Destruction on the Wii, PlayStation 2, and GameCube.