Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Gets A Working Title

The video game adaptation of Midway's 1986 arcade game Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson has received a working title now that production has begun.

The video game adaptation of Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson has received a working title.

In the latest issue of Production Weekly, the film which recently kicked off production is now listed as R19. There’s no telling what R19 actually means as an official synopsis has yet to be released but the film will feature a plot similar to the original 1986 Midway arcade game released which took players across the United States as they destroyed key landmarks while trying to survive an onslaught from military forces as they controlled a giant ape, a giant wolf, or a giant lizard.

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.

Source: Production Weekly

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.