By Creative Media Times
Giant monster animals are on the loose wrecking havoc and its up to Dawyne Johnson to save the world in the first official trailer for Warner Bros/New Line’s action adventure “Rampage.”
The film is directed by Brad Peyton who was responsible for Johnson’s another massive blockbuster San Andreas, which raked in $473 million worldwide.
Set to “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” by the Smashing Pumpkins, the trailer features a gorilla named George who starts growing into a monster size after a scientific experiment gone wrong. Soon after a giant wolf and a giant lizard shows up and all three stomped all over Chicago and starts destroying cities. The mutated giant animals duke it out as David (Johnson) attempt to deliver antidote.
Based on the epic visuals on display in the trailer, there’s good reason to believe this will be another monster hit for the team after the trailer was trending at number one in youtube after it release.
From the story by Ryan Engle, who wrote the screenplay with Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel, the film also stars Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film is based on a classic 1980s arcade video game of the same title.
Rampage is slated for release on April 20, 2018.
Here is the film’s synopsis courtesy of Warner Bros:
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.