New Details Surface About The Rock’s Rampage Movie – Origin of Film’s Monsters Revealed
Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, is pretty much the most marketable star in existence right now. For this reason, projects like the Fast and the Furious movies and disaster film San Andreas have made serious money at the box office thanks in part to the actor’s rock-solid name recognition. Since it doesn’t look like the star’s popularity will end any time soon, Johnson has attached himself to a quite a few upcoming projects that would likely stay unfinished without his mega-star power. One of these is a film adaptation of the classic arcade game Rampage, where the game’s main objective is to destroy literally everything as a trio of mutated animals. Recently, new details have been shared about the Rampage movie, providing a peek at the adaptation’s previously unknown plot.
According to Splash Report, the film’s three destructive monsters are created in a chance scientific accident. When an experiment aboard a privately-owned space station goes wrong, the result causes three mysterious canisters to eject unto the Earth’s atmosphere. The unknown packages make their way to George, a gorilla at the San Diego Zoo, a wild wolf in Wyoming, and an alligator in the Florida Everglades, causing all three animals to mutate into giant aggressive beasts. Griffin Technologies Group, the fictional owners of the experimental space station, try to cover up the incident the best they can, by forcing the animals into their company’s head office located in Chicago, Illinois, oblivious of the rampage the monsters intend to start.
The Rock fits into the story as the George’s handler at the San Diego Zoo, having helped raise the gorilla throughout its life. The two are stated as having a “special bond” and often speak to each other using sign language. Also starring in the film is actress Naomie Harris who plays a former Griffin Tech scientist that ultimately aides The Rock’s character in trying to stop Chicago from being completely destroyed.
These supposed details seem to be simple enough, especially for a premise as outlandish as a Rampage movie could potentially have. A nice touch is giving a connected reason why these monsters exist, rather than the bizarrely hilarious origins of the original arcade game. Still, a scenario where a person turns into a giant mutant wolf because of a hot dog would be oddly satisfying. Not much else is officially known about Rampage as of yet, but more information is surely on the way as the film is set to release April 20, 2018. When any additional details come forward, check back to Don’t Feed the Gamers to learn more.
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