Rampage movie in 2018, the Rock and more
Reportedly Warner Bros. plans to make a film based on the Rampage arcade game by Midway (Warner Bros. owns the company’s current incarnation, NetherRealm Studios). Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock is attached for the film’s lead role. The movie will be directed by Brad Peyton who also directed the film San Andreas which starred Johnson as well. WB seems confident in the project as a release date has been set for April 30, 2018.
If the film indeed gets made it would be The Rock’s second time heading a video-game film, his previous endeavour being the 2005 Doom movie adaption from Andrzej Bartkowiak (who later directed The Legend of Chun Li). The Rock was also briefly attached to an aborted adaption of another classic Midway arcade title: Spy Hunter.
Other video-game film news has also recently surfaced. The tumultuous production of The Uncharted film may finally get underway as director Shawn Levy was attached to the project a couple of months ago. Levy is best known as a comedy director and is also responsible for the Night at the Museum series and the most recent incarnations of The Pink Panther series. Shooting is scheduled for 2017, so fingers crossed I guess.
The Japanese Henshin studio is also reportedly working on a film adaption of the Namco game-series Klonoa, though only a screenwriter has been attached so far. It’ll remains to be seen what becomes of the project.
The Assassin’s Creed film starring Michael Fassbender will be hitting the big screens at the end of December.