According to Deadline, Johnson will reunite with San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for the action film, set to start production next summer. The script will come from Ryan Engle, who wrote the Liam Neeson airborne thriller Non-Stop. The project is still seeking a director.
The game Rampage tells the story of three beasts who wreak havoc on major US cities, including a set of iconic landmarks. All three were originally humans who were experimented on by evil scientists. It was a hit in the 80s on a number of different platforms.
Even though he’s only just finished surviving an earthquake in this summer’s disaster hit San Andreas, poor Dwayne Johnson will have to protect America from a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf in an adaptation of 1980s arcade game Rampage.
Studio New Line will be hoping the film can match the success of San Andreas, which has already made $415m worldwide. Dwayne Johnson was also part of the ensemble cast of April’s record-breaking sequel Fast & Furious 7, and will next be seen opposite Kevin Hart in the espionage comedy Central Intelligence.
source: The Guardian