First ‘Rampage’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson vs Big Freakin’ Animals

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The Rock, a giant gorilla, a giant wolf, and a giant croc. Sign us up.

The first trailer has arrived for Rampage, the upcoming action-sci-fi-adventure based on the classic 1980s video game that saw players take control of gigantic monsters and destroy cities whilst trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Boom. A giddily fun B-movie canvas served up on a silver platter.

Dwayne Johnson plays… well, Dwayne Johnson, although he’s apparently a primatologist here. It’s time for Johnson to flex when an experiment gone awry mutates his buddy, George, a silverback gorilla, into a rampaging giant. Oh, and there’s a giant wolf and croc also on the loose.

This reunites Johnson with San Andreas director Brad Peyton. The cast includes Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, and Matt Gerald.

Rampage will be smashing up the big screen in Australia from April 12 and in the US from April 20, 2018.

Official synopsis for Rampage:

Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

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