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“Colony” creators Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal have signed on to pen the script for “Rampage,” New Line Cinema’s adaptation of the 1980s arcade game.
“Cool news,” star Dwayne Johnson wrote on his Instagram, “We just hired Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal (the 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,” he added.
Released in 1986 by Bally Midway, “Rampage” allowed players to control three giant monsters — a gorilla, a lizard and a werewolf, all created from mutated humans — as they destroyed buildings and ate people in cities across North America. The movie’s script will, of course, place Johnson in the monsters’ path.
Beau Flynn, who worked with director Brad Peyton and Johnson on “San Andreas” as well as “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” is set to produce.