The promotional push for Rampage steamrolls on, with the latest poster lining up The Rock with his giant monkey pal George, as the city burns behind them. Basically, it’s entirely in keeping with what we’ve seen thus far and, with the film’s release still a month off, probably won’t be the last one sheet to come our way.
The film 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, 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)