Gorillas, lizards, and werewolves… oh my!
Director Brad Peyton (San Andreas) is currently prepping production on a feature adaptation of the arcade game Rampage, and THR reports today that Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”) and Marley Shelton (Planet Terror) are in talks to join a cast that already includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Naomie Harris. Manganiello will play the leader of a private military group, while Shelton will play a scientist and astronaut.
Johnson stars as an animal-loving, world-saving hero, with Harris on board as a geneticist with a moral streak.
The New Line film is based on the 1986 arcade game from Bally Midway, which allowed players to select either George the Gorilla, Lizze the Lizard, or Ralph the Werewolf and then embark on a mission to destroy city after city. All three creatures will be in the movie and you can expect them to wreak havoc on various North American cities and landmarks.
Ryan Engle wrote the original draft of the adaptation, and Adam Sztykiel most recently came in to do some revisions. Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal also worked on the script.
Get ready to Rampage on April 20, 2018.