Rampage, a film about giant monsters destroying buildings and fighting each other, is set to hit theaters on April 20, 2018, when everyone is really high. Based on the 1980s arcade game from Midway, Rampage stars pro wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, reuniting the action movie star with San Andreas director Brad Peyton. When you add all of that together, you can’t help but think: this will be a profound, character-driven story that plays on the fears and emotions of the viewer.
Wait, sorry, what we meant was that you assume The Rock will punch stuff, and there will be a lot of explosions. You’d be wrong though, because it’s actually that other thing, according to an interview Peyton gave to WeGotThisCovered.com:
With Rampage, we are using our love of the original game as our inspiration. Then we’re going to build a movie, like San Andreas, that is really going to surprise people in what it delivers. It’s going to be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real than you’d expect. So you look at that original concept about a lab that affects these animals and makes them rampage, and that’s the nugget.
Don’t worry, though. The original film’s beloved pixelated monsters will still appear in the film:
There’s the three, the lizard, the ape and the wolf, so we’re keeping it similar, but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out where we’re going with this.
With a claim that bold, how can he not have our attention?