The World Is In Danger: Rampage Film In The Works
Come on, it makes perfect sense. It's an excuse to use lots and lots of special effects, so of course Hollywood is interested. Story? What story? Since when do films need stories to hit big?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema is currently creating a movie adaptation of Rampage, the classic '80s arcade game that spawned numerous titles for home consoles. If you're unfamiliar, it's usually about huge monsters (King Kong-type apes, sci-fi beasts, etc.) destroying cities. Sometimes the mammoths fight each other a well.
The producer for this movie will be John Rockard, who co-produced movies like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Final Destination," and you can bet they'll take some liberties with the plot. ...they'd have to. Rampage has never really been about anything besides rampant destruction on huge scales. Humans were transformed into the monsters in question and that's that. The purpose of the games wasn't to stop the monsters; it was to become them and wreck everything in sight.
It was great fun, really. As a movie? Great for males between the ages of 10 and 18, we're sure. By the way, who else wouldn't mind seeing a full-budget next-gen Rampage installment?
11/20/2011 8:41:12 PM John Shepard