The second trailer for Brad Peyton’s adaptation of the classic arcade game Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson has been released.
The new action-packed blockbuster, which hits theaters in just over three months, takes its name and monsters from a 1986 arcade cabinet which has been released on various game platforms over the past two decades. The film’s narrative will follow Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) as he tries to find an antidote for a genetic mutation that causes his gorilla friend, George, and a wolf and a reptile to grow into monsters.
Check out the trailer below.
Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, and Naomie Harris. Read the official synopsis below:
“Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. 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 smashes into theaters April 20, 2018.
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