Rampage Movie Schedule and Writers Announced by The Rock
"I'll try not to screw it up"
It was announced last summer that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would be starring in a movie adaptation of the classic Midway arcade game Rampage. There hasn't been much news about the project since, but now the star has revealed that the film will go into production this year and has named its writers.
Johnson took to Instagram to make the announcement. "We just hired Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal (creators of Colony) to write our big screen adaptation of Rampage for New Line," he wrote. "Carlton also wrote San Andreas for us, so he excels at writing big scale with family and heart as the anchor. We have a shot to raise the bar and make something cool with this one as the basic storyline is three mutated gigantic monsters (Silverback, Alligator, and Wolf) destroy major cities and landmarks across the US."
Cuse was also a writer on beloved sci-fi TV show Lost.
Johnson went on to assure fans that he would do justice to the much-loved gaming classic. "If you were a fan of the video game like I was, then you KNOW how bad ass and fun this movie can be. I'll try not to screw it up," he wrote. "Shooting begins late this summer."
Rampage was originally released in arcades back in 1986 before being ported to more than a dozen other platforms--it's appeared on everything from the Commodore 64 to the PS2. It's also seen a number of sequels produced, though by the time the movie comes out, it will have been more than a decade since the last of these, Total Destruction, was released.
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