An official synopsis for the video game adaptation of Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson has been released.
Similar to the original 1986 Midway arcade game, the film now in production will take audiences across the United States after an experiment gone wrong leaves a highly intelligent ape genetically altered resulting in the beast going on a rampage along with similarly altered predators. In the game, the other beasts included a giant wolf and a giant lizard. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 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 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 will be directed by Brad Peyton with Beau Flynn producing — the duo behind San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mystery Island. John Rickard will produce the film under the Wrigley Pictures Banner with Hiriam Garcia producing under Seven Bucks Productions. Peyton will also produce under ASAP Entertainment with Wendy Jacobson of FlynnPictureCo co-producing.
Johnson is serving as executive producer on the film along with Dany Garcia, Marcus Viscidi, and Jeff Fierson.
The film stars Johnson as the animal-loving hero who is the world’s only hope, Naomi Harris, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hil, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald as well as Malin Akerman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Rampage is currently slated to hit theaters on April 20, 2018.