Well, that’s easy, if you’re director Brad Peyton, he has a vision for Rampage that you won’t expect…
Rampage is a game about a giant lizard, ape and wolf destroying one city after another in humorous ways. In the film adaptation, Peyton promises to keep the integrity of the game, instead the action thriller with have a San Andreas-Esque build.
Brad recently answered the question with an encouraging response:
“With Rampage, we are using our love of the original game as our inspiration. Then we’re going to build a movie, like San Andreas, that is really going to surprise people in what it delivers. It’s going to be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real than you’d expect. So you look at that original concept about a lab that affects these animals and makes them rampage, and that’s the nugget. If they called me tomorrow to do Call of Duty, I wouldn’t want to play any of the Call of Duty games. I’d have to come up with something that deserves to be its own thing. That’s where a lot of these movies can go wrong.”
Basically, take the core premise and do your own thing. Huh, interesting.
“I’m really excited about Rampage. It’s a monster film, so the stuff that I did on Incarnate, stretching my muscles in the horror space helped. This “small, character piece” with horror in it trained me to get ready for [Rampage]. Obviously, it’s a much bigger movie and it’s meant for a broader audience, but there still horror elements, there’s still a monster movie at the core.”
Actually, this sounds f’k’n awesome! The Rock vs a bunch of monsters, is a really cool idea. We just hope that his vision translates on film. We have faith on what Peyton intends to make.
Rampage will be hitting the big screen in 2018.
This will be the third film that he and Dwayne The Rock Johnson will be working on. He previously directed, San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island staring The Rock and Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games). But there are two more films with Peyton and Johnson. San Andreas 2 and Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon.
His new movie Incarnate opens on Friday, December 2, 2016.