It's all Rock, all the time for the next few years. In addition to his many franchise films currently in development, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to star in the film adaptation of the classic video game, Rampage.
The film marks another team-up for Johnson and director, Brad Peyton. Peyton directed the Johnson-starring 2015 hit, San Andreas. The disaster film shattered expectations, as it grossed $473 million worldwide.
The partnership extends back even further, as the actor and director worked together on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
New Line Cinema has announced Rampage will be released on April 20, 2018. This slot will be in an excellent position for the box office heading into summer, and it doesn't look like there will be much competition for the weekend. Universal has an R-rated comedy scheduled for the same date, so Rampage should get the majority of the under-18 audience.
Rampage is a video game franchise from Midway, that began as an arcade game in 1986. The game centers around a group of giant monsters who try and see who can tear apart more of a city. Players must navigate the monsters through the destruction while avoiding various military forces.
The concept for the film seems like a good fit for the Peyton/Johnson combination. Since San Andreas was so successful, and was nothing more than a large-scale disaster film, adding enormous monsters should only help ticket sales.
As for Johnson, it's going to be difficult for him to find the time to film all of these upcoming projects. He's currently slated to star in Fast 8, Jumanji, Baywatch, Shazam!, Doc Savage, Journey 3, and San Andreas 2.
Is there a busier man in Hollywood than Dwa-----IT DOESN"T MATTER HOW BUSY THE ROCK IS!