As one of Hollywood's busiest actors, Dwayne Johnson has a number of movies in the pipeline. One project that fans have been particularly excited to see is Rampage. Back in 2016, the musclebound action star announced he was tackling a live-action adaptation of the classic '80s video game, which pitted military forces against powerful beasts hellbent on destruction.
The film centers around Davis Okoye (Johnson), a shy primatologist who isn't very good with people, but can easily connect with animals, specifically George, an albino ape that he shares a strong friendship with. Unfortunately for the unlikely pair, their strong bond is put to the test when George is subjected to a genetic experiment that turns him and other animals into towering monsters than start wreak havoc around the human world.
The First 'Rampage' Trailer Is Finally Here
Explosions? Check. The Rock flexing his muscles? Check. Cool special effects? Check. Yep, this definitely feels like how a live-action adaptation of Rampage should be treated. Now, admittedly, it will be difficult to buy Johnson as a socially-awkward fella when he's one of the most charismatic celebrities around, but hey, hopefully his performance works out.
On a completely unrelated note, seeing #JoeManganiello in action as the leader of a private military group gave me some strong Slade Wilson vibes. He has been attached to play Deathstroke for some time now, so I'm more excited than ever to see him in the DCEU.
Hold on just a minute, because there's more Rampage goodness. Prior to the trailer hitting the internet, Johnson took to Instagram to share the film's first poster, which featured his character in front of his over-grown best friend, George, as they both looked at a destroyed city:
Big screen video games adaptations don't have the greatest track record. Just in the past few years, we've had a good amount of disappointments. It's tough to think that a movie about giant animals will turn things around, but given how excited and committed Johnson seems to be to the film, I'm crossing my fingers for it to surprise us all.
Aside from #TheRock and Joe Manganiello, Rampage also stars Naomie Harris, #MalinAkerman, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. We'll get to watch Dwayne Johnson tangle with some violent beasts in Rampage on April 20, 2018.
What did you think about our first Rampage trailer? Which one of the beasts shown in the footage was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!