We have been covering the upcoming release of Brad Peyton’s (Incarnate) Rampage for a while now, but aside from knowing that it’s an adaptation of the video game, very little has been revealed. That all changes today, because the film has now received an in-depth and intriguing official synopsis and you can read it below:
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne “The Rock” 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.
From the synopsis, you can see that the film is different in terms of how the raging monsters are created. They will not be transformed humans, but transformed animals. This allows for an exploration of an animal-human bond, following in similar footsteps to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As the film is set to use the same technology as War for the Planet of the Apes, it’s not surprising to see the similarities don’t end there.
Rampage additionally stars Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P. J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)