Here’s the thing… you have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson squaring off against gigantic monsters (not unlike some members of the WWE) and we’re in! Adding a star from 28 Days Later is just gravy! Speaking of which…
THR is reporting that Academy Award Nominee Naomie Harris (she was ours before she was yours Oscars) has signed a deal to join Rampage, New Line’s adventure project based on the 1980s video game.
The project is reuniting Johnson, whose latest movie, Moana, nabbed an Oscar nomination, with New Line, producer Beau Flynn and director Brad Peyton. The team previously proved to be a combustible combination with San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Like the video game, the film will feature three creatures — a monstrously transformed gorilla, lizard and wolf — who wreak havoc on North American cities and landmarks. Johnson is, naturally, an animal-loving hero who is the world’s only hope. Harris will star opposite him as a geneticist with a moral streak.
Ryan Engle wrote the original draft, with work done by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal. Adam Sztykiel did the most current revisions.
Rampage is set to release April 20, 2018.