RAMPAGE trailer & poster – Dwayne Johnson helps bring a classic arcade game to life

RAMPAGE trailer & poster – Dwayne Johnson helps bring a classic arcade game to life

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We’ve certainly seen our share of movies based on popular video games through the years, but the fact that RAMPAGE got made is still somewhat hard to believe. The original arcade game (you know, those old stand up cabinets like Galaga and Dragon’s Lair?) revolved around you playing one of three giant monsters causing destruction of hundreds of cities across the United States, in the process smashing military vehicles, eating humans, and swatting down helicopters… it was definitely an inspired concept. But hey, Hollywood is out of ideas, right? So now we have a RAMPAGE movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris, Marley Shelton, and Jake Lacy. Brad Peyton (SAN ANDREAS) re-teams with The Rock for this one, which surprisingly looks pretty good. Honestly, I never thought this could work as a film, but they seem to have found a way to adapt it without things appearing too silly. Check out the first trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne 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 transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer (Naomie Harris) 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.

RAMPAGE opens April 20, 2018… yes, 4/20

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.