New Rampage Promo Tees Up A Monstrous Showdown


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has come up against some pretty formidable threats in his cinematic career – corrupt secret agents, Vin Diesel and the script for Baywatch…to name but three.

But in April, the former WWE megastar will be left facing an apocalyptic scenario like no other, as New Line’s Rampage is about to pummel its way into theaters. Loosely inspired by Midway’s arcade classic of the same name, the story of Rampage follows three super-sized creatures who wage war in Chicago, leaving Johnson’s primatologist Davis Okoye with little choice but to gear up and save the gorilla he once knew as George.

There is one possible snag, though; thanks to the genetic engineering conducted by the Griffin Technologies Group, George is now the size of a building, which ought to result in some pretty incredible spectacle when projected onto the silver screen.

And that’s something we see unfold in today’s promo, which places a particular emphasis on the mighty crocodile. It’s just one of three abominations, though, as Rampage also features George the gorilla and a wolf capable of flight. No, really.

For more, here’s the official synopsis:

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 transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. 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.

On the ground level, Rampage features a human cast comprised of Malin Akerman, Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello (Justice League, Deathstroke), P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald and The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who’s the brains behind the aforementioned Griffin operation.

Rampage lights up theaters on April 20th, meaning the untitled Cloverfield 3 (Cloverfield Station, perhaps?) faces a tall order if it’s to really have a successful run in theaters – you know, providing it doesn’t break course for Netflix.