Ryan Engle has been tapped to pen New Line’s big-screen adaptation of 1980s video game Rampage, reports THR.
The concept of the game revolves around a trio of mild-mannered humans who are mutated into a giant lizard, a werewolf and a gorilla – Godzilla, Wolf Man and King Kong, respectively – and fight the military while destroying buildings. Players controlled the monsters and moved up levels when a city was destroyed.
John Rickard (Final Destination 5, Horrible Bosses) is producing. Rampage is a priority for New Line, which is hoping to make an Independence Day-style picture on a smart budget.
Engle is a relative newcomer to the screenwriting trade — until last year, he was an exec at Kopelson Entertainment and began moonlighting writing scripts. He worked with Louis Leterrier on a rewrite of A Killing on Carnival Row, says the site, but it was his thriller On a Clear Day that won him attention. The script made it onto the Black List and is now being developed as a directing vehicle for Jaume Collet-Sera (House of Wax, Unknown).
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