Fresh off his role as Negan in The Walking Dead‘s seventh season, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in New Line’s upcoming Rampage movie, according to Deadline.
Rampage is expected to begin production this April under the helm of San Andreas director Brad Peyton, with a cast that also includes Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hil, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald. Malin Akerman is on board as the main villain, who’s behind the film’s monsters.
According to Deadline, Morgan is set to play Agent Russell, a character who works for a government division called OGA and “rolls with serious swagger and attitude.”
Details on the plot are still under wraps, but it is said that the film will feature a story similar to the gaming experience players were offered in the Rampage arcade game.
In the classic 1986 game, players would control giant monsters — an ape, a wolf and a lizard — taking them around the United States as they destroyed key landmarks while trying to survive an onslaught from military forces.
Rampage hits theaters on April 20, 2018.