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Old 06-25-15, 04:40 PM
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Rampage (2018, D: Peyton) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/dw...ne-1201526488/

Dwayne Johnson, ‘San Andreas’ Producer to Reteam on ‘Rampage’ for New Line

With “San Andreas” having passed the $400 million worldwide box office milestone this past weekend, it was only a matter of time before the team behind it found another project to tackle.

Dwayne Johnson is set to star and Beau Flynn is on board to produce the action pic “Rampage,” based on the 1980s Midway video game.

Ryan Engle is penning the script, with plot details being kept under wraps. In the video game, players were tasked with stopping a giant gorilla, a lizard and a wolf as they wreak havoc across America.

Flynn will produce via his FlynnPictureCo. banner. John Rickard will also produce via his Rickard Pictures. Richard Brener, Michael Disco and Sam Brown will oversee for New Line.

Production is likely to start sometime in the summer of 2016 as Johnson’s schedule is filled until the next spring. Johnson is currently filming the action comedy “Central Intelligence” alongside Kevin Hart; New Line will bow that film next summer.

Though HBO has not yet ordered a renewal, Johnson is also keeping his winter schedule open to film the second season of “Ballers.” Given the show’s great start on Sunday (2.2 million viewers), that pickup looks likely.

Johnson is also planning to film the eighth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise next spring, reprising his role of Hobbs.

Johnson is repped by WME, the Garcia Companies and Gang Tyre. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.


Here's The Rock's post from Instagram confirming this.

Very cool to see everyone's reaction to this big announcement! We're excited too. The scale and fun of this movie is insanely dope and massive - Think the meaner, nastier versions of KING KONG, GODZILLA and a mutated gigantic WEREWOLF wreaking havoc all across America. This was my ALL TIME favorite video game as a kid which is why I'm so excited to make this movie for y'all. EPIC destruction? Yes. EPIC entertainment? Yes. How will I stop these massive monsters? I have no f*cking clue... 💪🏾. Pre-production starts now.. #RAMPAGE #ArcadeClassic #ImStillABigKid

If you've never heard of Rampage the game, here's a demo of what it looks like.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Au7UYaqpJw8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Jesus. Which version did I see of that game? Because I don't remember it looking like that.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

I remember playing this arcade game when I was a kid. I remember saying to myself "Gee, this should be made into a movie." Glad to know they're making my childhood dreams come true.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Jesus. Which version did I see of that game? Because I don't remember it looking like that.

That's the original arcade. It even says so in the title of the video...

It is being played on MAME which is an arcade emulator for PC.

What version did you play? The Atari 2600 or NES version?

This is the Atari 2600 version:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Iv1BcnABlC8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

NES version:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4LEHAQq4eKk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

I played the NES version for HOURS. This was before saved games existed so we just had to pause it when we took a break. After playing what felt like 1000+ levels, our reward? "Congratulations". That was fucking it!

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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I played the NES version for HOURS. This was before saved games existed so we just had to pause it when we took a break. After playing what felt like 1000+ levels, our reward? "Congratulations". That was fucking it!
At least you didn't get this for winning:

Spoiler:


Most NES games ended like that. Stories and therefore endings didn't matter back then.

The best ending to an NES game was probably the ending of Bad Dudes. I loved that game as a kid. It was so bad (when bad was a synonym for good... the Power Glove... it's so bad...)

Bad Dudes spoilers:
Spoiler:
You save the President of the United States from evil ninjas and he invites you to get a burger with him!

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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

That ending still cracks me up.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

So it'll be kind of like Godzilla vs King Kong vs the Wolfman.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

This could be a fun movie! Just so long as it's not SUPER serious.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

This was one of my favorite games as a kid. I think I still have the NES cartridge.

They've been trying to get this made into a movie for a very long time. Hope it turns out okay. It shouldn't be about trying to take out the monsters, it should be from the perspective of the three scientists. They need to make sure people feel for the humans behind the monsters, instead of something like a Godzilla movie.

I'm sure they remade this game with better graphics too. Which versions are everyone else familiar with?

Edit: yep, just Googled it, there were a few remakes with updated graphics.

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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Jesus. Which version did I see of that game? Because I don't remember it looking like that.
Probably the N64 one from 1997.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Which animal does The Rock get to play?
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

I want a Gauntlet video game made into film.

"Warrior need food badly."
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
At least you didn't get this for winning:

Spoiler:


Most NES games ended like that. Stories and therefore endings didn't matter back then.

The best ending to an NES game was probably the ending of Bad Dudes. I loved that game as a kid. It was so bad (when bad was a synonym for good... the Power Glove... it's so bad...)

Bad Dudes spoilers:
Spoiler:
You save the President of the United States from evil ninjas and he invites you to get a burger with him!

Are you a bad enough dude to save the president?
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
Probably the N64 one from 1997.
That's definitely the original arcade game version.
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Originally Posted by dan30oly View Post
That's definitely the original arcade game version.
I interpreted his question as which particular version he remembered, since he didn't remember it looking like the vid in the original post. Now, since Snake is 28, the most likely candidate is the N64 one. But yeah, reading his post again, he might also be just asking WTF he's looking at.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

If they take a cue from this game, I can see it being very successful...

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FUCK. I LOVED that game. Really good. A bit cheap w/ some of the monsters you fight but so much Kaiju love in there. I always wanted a sequel to it.
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FUCK. I LOVED that game. Really good. A bit cheap w/ some of the monsters you fight but so much Kaiju love in there. I always wanted a sequel to it.
I'm really surprised Sony has not revisited this title...then again we are finally getting The Last Guardian.
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David Jaffe did that one. You could tell. It was fun game, I only had my sister for it but it was still cool. 4 players possible. That would have been awesome for me.
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Originally Posted by dom56 View Post
I want a Gauntlet video game made into film.

"Warrior need food badly."
I think this could be great if they did it as a medieval fantasy take on The Raid (or Dredd). Just establish the characters and a basic story and let them fight monsters through the dungeons until they reach the final boss (who existed in the NES version but maybe not the arcade). I think they would screw it up if they tried to make it into an epic LotR type sprawling adventure because then it's just another generic fantasy thing.

"Someone shot the food!"
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Rampage was a fun game, and the one I usually fired up first whenever getting those arcade ports for the Playstations.

As always, I'll watch anything with Johnson. It gets tough, since he's in almost everything action these days, but damn if he doesn't seem to have fun.
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Re: Rampage (2017) -- S: Dwayne Johnson -- Based on the Midway Video Game

Man, I spent a lot of quarters/tokens on Rampage in the arcade at the local Putt-Putt.

Now where are my Altered Beast and Golden Axe movies?
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This already came out a few years ago. It was called Wreck it Ralph
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Man, I spent a lot of quarters/tokens on Rampage in the arcade at the local Putt-Putt.

Now where are my Altered Beast and Golden Axe movies?
Altered Beast. I haven't played that since like 1995. Apparently it wasn't as good as I remembered it from what the online people say. Granted... I was a kid. Kids to like shit that isn't all that great.

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