Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for New Line Cinema’s Rampage, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, and Matt Gerald, and is directed by Brad Peyton.
The movie is based on the classic arcade game of the same name, in which players took control of giant monsters and attempted to do as much damage to cities as possible. You can check out the trailer below, along with a poster for the movie and a synopsis.
Global megastar Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure â€œRampage,â€ directed by Brad Peyton.
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, itâ€™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. â€œRampageâ€ also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (â€œMoonlightâ€), Malin Akerman (TVâ€™s â€œBillionsâ€), Jake Lacy (TVâ€™s â€œGirlsâ€), Joe Manganiello (TVâ€™s â€œTrue Bloodâ€) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TVâ€™s â€œThe Walking Deadâ€); as well as P.J. Byrne (â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€), Marley Shelton (â€œSolaceâ€), Breanne Hill (â€œSan Andreasâ€), Jack Quaid (â€œThe Hunger Games: Catching Fireâ€), and Matt Gerald (TVâ€™s â€œDaredevilâ€).
Peyton directs from a screenplay by Ryan Engle and Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle, based on the video game Rampage.
â€œRampage is produced by Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Brad Peyton and Hiram Garcia. It marks the third collaboration between Johnson, Peyton and Flynn, following the blockbuster hit â€œSan Andreas.â€ Serving as executive producers are Marcus Viscidi, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Jeff Fierson, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Michael Disco, with Wendy Jacobson co-producing.
The creative team includes production designer Barry Chusid (â€œSan Andreasâ€), director of photography Jaron Presant (2nd unit, â€œStar Wars: The Last Jediâ€), editor Jim May (â€œGoosebumpsâ€) and costume designer Melissa Bruning (â€œDawn of the Planet of the Apesâ€). Music will be composed by Andrew Lockington, who created the scores for â€œSan Andreasâ€ and â€œJourney 2: The Mysterious Island.â€
The â€œRampageâ€ creatures are brought to life by acclaimed VFX supervisor Colin Strause (â€œSan Andreas,â€ â€œX-Men: Apocalypseâ€), with five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital (â€œThe Lord of the Ringsâ€ Trilogy, â€œDawn of the Planet of the Apesâ€).
Rampage will be released in theaters on April 20, 2018.