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16th Nov 2017

#TRAILERCHEST: The Rock fights a giant monkey, a giant wolf and a giant lizard in Rampage

Did our 5 year old selves write and direct this movie? If so, thank you!

Rory Cashin

“Oh, you didn’t know about the 30 foot wolf?”

Welcome to #TrailerChest, where we’re taking a sneak peek at the brand new trailer for Rampage.

Plot’s It All About? Back in 1986, a video game by the name of Rampage was released. In it, you controlled a giant monkey (King Kong, effectively, except for copyright reasons, let us call him … Ding Dong), and the point of the game was to completely destroy tall buildings in as fast a time as possible. You could also control a Godzilla-type creature, and a giant werewolf, depending on how many players there were, and you would feed on civilians and try not to get killed by the army.

Clip via Old Skool Games

Things don’t seem to have changed all that much for the movie, to be honest. Whereas in the game the creatures were humans that were genetically changed into giant monsters, here it is just (“just”) animals that are made to get super huge, and then take some of their new found strength and anger issues out on the nearest metropolitan area, which in this case would appear to be Chicago.

Just how The Rock is going stop these giant monsters, or how serious we’re meant to be taking all of this (or guess? Not very) is still up for debate. But it involves The Rock fighting a giant monkey, a giant wolf and a giant lizard, so we’re 100% in already.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harris.

Directed by: Brad Peyton (San Andreas)

Irish release date: 13 April 2018


Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures

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