Dwayne Johnson's Rampage Hires Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal To Write

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is adapting the popular Rampage video game to the big screen and he'll be teaming up with San Andreas producer and writer Carlton Cuse once again to do it.

Johnson took to Instagram to reveal that the LOST producer Cuse and Ryan Condal, whom he previously worked with on Hercules, will be penning the big screen adaptation. The adaptation comes from New Line Cinema.

"We have a shot to raise the bar and make something cool with this one as the basic storyline is three mutated gigantic monsters (Silverback, Alligator and Wolf) destroy major cities and landmarks across the US," Johnson says in his post. "This summer I'll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well as with Anti-Poaching Units from Africa for my research. If you were a fan of the video game like I was, then you KNOW how bad ass and fun this movie can be."

 

EXCLUSIVE: Cool news we just hired Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal (creators of COLONY) to write our big screen adaptation of RAMPAGE for New Line. Carlton also wrote SAN ANDREAS for us, so he excels at writing big scale with family and heart as the anchor. We have a shot to raise the bar and make something cool with this one as the basic storyline is three mutated gigantic monsters (Silverback, Alligator and Wolf) destroy major cities and landmarks across the US. This summer I'll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well as with Anti-Poaching Units from Africa for my research. If you were a fan of the video game like I was, then you KNOW how bad ass and fun this movie can be. I'll try not to screw it up 😂. Shooting begins late this summer. #RAMPAGE * pictured is the RAMPAGE team (same team who brought you SAN ANDREAS) Director Brad Peyton (with the dope fade haircut), producer Beau Flynn (with the Grizzly Adams beard), Carlton Cuse (the constant intellectual with glasses) and some bald tattooed brown man who occasionally smiles. Photo credit: Genaro Molina LA TIMES.

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Rampage does not yet have a release date but it joins a long line of productions involving Dwayne Johnson, including HBO's scripted Ballers and docu-series Rock and a Hard Place, a new series in development titled Boost Unit, a Baywatch reboot for the big screen and the DC Comics film Shazam!.

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    • _L0Bo_
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    Just keep pimping all them movies Dwayne, this might be as big as Doom. ;)

  1. ...I conceived and designed & created the original RAMPAGE and RAMPAGE WORLD TOUR arcade games over thirty years ago, so needless to say I've always felt that it would make a terrific comedy/action/adventure film. Never forget: a big part of the game's success was the ironic use of victims-turned-monsters as the Protagonists! Many folks don't realize it, but fans of the RAMPAGE saga can tell you that there is a huge, detailed back-story that surrounds the deceptively simple tongue-in-cheek game play; literally taking the Trio around the world, to the center of the earth and eventually to the lunar surface in their quest to rid the world of the evil machinations of the global polluter: The Scumlabs Corporation. If anyone involved with the production wants any insights into the design or creation of the franchise, feel free to give me a call. I have dozens of pages of original game design documents, story-line notes, concept sketches, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, documentary footage …as well as a wealth of anecdotal material that I’d love to share with the folks behind this project. - Brian F Colin, Game Refuge Inc. (brian@gamerefuge.com)

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