Proving that cool guys don’t look at explosions, or twisted wrecks of metal that appear to be the aftermath of a colossal monster attack, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken to social media to share the latest photo from the set of New Line’s Rampage movie.
Coming to us by way of Screen Rant, the pic arrived bearing the caption: “We have a problem. The beasts survived.” Note that that’s ‘beasts’ plural, and we know from previous story-related reveals that Brad Peyton’s monster movie will feature three primary creatures: a wolf, an alligator, and an albino gorilla called George that have all been mutated beyond recognition by the nefarious suits at the Griffin Technologies Group.
Leave it to primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), then, to save the world from plunging into chaos. Over the years, he’s developed a close bond with George in particular – industry veteran Jason Liles is the one performing motion capture for the beast – and with the talented minds at Weta Digital on board to bring Midway’s arcade classic to life, the connection between Okoye and George – between man and beast – will surely be worth the admission price alone. Providing the script is up to snuff, of course.
Casting-wise, the Fast and Furious stalwart will be at the forefront of an ensemble comprised of Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, and Matt Gerald. There’s also Naomie Harris and Jeffery Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead fame, who are on board as an anti-poacher from Rwanda and a “groundbreaking geneticist from CRISPR,” respectively.
There are three impossibly large creatures looming on the horizon – one lizard, one wolf, and an albino gorilla named George – and they’ll all crash into theaters when Rampage opens on April 20th, 2018. That’s just two short months after the launch of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ monstrous sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, so if it’s spectacle you’re after, the first half of 2018 looks set to deliver in spades.