A deep, affecting tale about the perils of genetic engineering… Oh, who are we kidding?
With so many amazingly detailed game storylines in recent years, it’s something of a surprise to see a one-note eighties arcade game get the film adaptation treatment. Rampage stars Dwayne Johnson and sees a variety of genetically enhanced and enlarged beasts lay waste to entire skyscrapers… Not the most taxing of tales to translate to the big screen then.
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 mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.
To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators 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.
Brad Peyton directs while also starring is Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton and Breanne Hill.
Rampage will smash into UK cinemas on April 13th 2018.
It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for…
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