I’ve lost count of how many different posters we’ve seen so far for the Dwayne Johnson-starring monster mash Rampage. While we get pretty standard, nothing-to-write-home-about Photoshop jobbies however, Japan gets this insanely cool piece of monstery awesomeness. Just look at it, it’s a beaut!
Kouji Tajima is the artist responsible for the piece, which is clearly inspired by Japanese Kaiju (monster) cinema.
Rampage is based on the retro arcade smash-em-up of the same name, and sees a failed genetic experiment turn ordinary animals into colossal, vicious beasts. Brad Peyton directed the film, reteaming with Dwayne Johnson having worked with him on San Andreas. Also starring are Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Malin Akerman (The Final Girls, Watchmen), Jake Lacy (HBO’s Girls), Joe Manganiello (True Blood) and The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, plus P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Marley Shelton (Solace) and Breanne Hill (San Andreas).
“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.”
Rampage smashes its way into cinemas on April 13th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)