Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson celebrates Independence Day this year with a brand new set photo from Rampage. When looking at all of the most popular movie stars that are working today, it's difficult to think of any quite as busy as Johnson. Not only is he attached to several notable, already-established franchises like Fast & Furious and the DCEU, but he's been at the center of some of the most notable blockbusters almost every summer for the past few years. Based on his schedule and lineup of films that have already been announced as being in works as well, it doesn't look like Johnson is showing any signs of slowing down.
One of the more exciting titles on that list is Rampage, the action-adventure flick that Johnson is shooting right now, based on the popular video game property of the same name. And in addition to Johnson as the film's lead, Rampage boasts an impressive cast for itself, including Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, and Malin Akerman, with Johnson reuniting with his San Andreas director, Brad Peyton, who's signed on at the helm of the new video game adaptation.
Principal photography on Rampage has been underway for several months now, and Johnson hasn't been shy about sharing new photos from the production on a fairly consistent basis. And in celebration of the Fourth of July, the movie star has posted a brand new photo from the Rampage set on his official Twitter account, which features the actor sitting next to a crashed US military plane. Check out the photo for yourself down below:
Do not go gentle.
Grateful to put in work w/ our hard working crew on the eve of our Independence.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 3, 2017
As most fans are likely already aware, Rampage is based loosely on a popular arcade game from 1986. Promising to be one of the more destruction-filled films hitting theaters in 2018, Rampage follows a small group of human characters -- led by Johnson as the head of an anti-poaching unit operating in Rwanda -- when gigantic, mutated versions of a crocodile, a gorilla, and a wolf are set loose in countless cities around the world, proceeding to try to tear apart and destroy everything that lies in their wake. In an exciting turn of events, Rampage will be using cutting-edge motion-capture technologies to bring the mutated creatures to life.
Right now, it feels fair to say that Johnson's upcoming slate of movies is looking better than it ever has before. In addition to Rampage, the actor is set to appear in this year's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which just released its first trailer last week, a film version of the popular Disney ride Jungle Cruise, the solo Shazam! film for DC, Shane Black's Doc Savage, and more. All of those films have their own reasons that make them worth getting excited about, so it'll be interesting to see just where Rampage ends up falling in the coming years, when compared to the rest of Johnson's growing filmography.
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- Rampage (2018) release date: Apr 13, 2018