The latest word from the set of the Dwayne Johnson-led Rampage is that filming on the video game adaptation is now officially completed. Based in part on the best-selling arcade title of the same name that had its start in 1986, the new movie, directed by Brad Peyton, will see Johnson take on the mantle of one Davis Okoye, a premiere primatologist and head of an anti-poaching unit stationed in Rwanda.
Alongside supporting turns from Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Naomie Harris, Rampage is primed to feature plenty of action-movie set pieces that will see Johnson set to compete with contemporary blockbuster icon Tom Cruise. Peyton and Johnson previously wowed audiences with their past collaborative effort in the disaster film San Andreas from 2015, and with any luck their latest production will manage to draw an even larger theater-going audience.
On that note, completing the film now falls into the hands of post production crew who will bring the giant mutated beasts to life, as filming has officially concluded according to an official Instagram post published by Johnson. Offering a behind the scenes shot of himself and his Oscar-nominated co-star Naomie Harris, Johnson took the time to praise Harris' outstanding performance on the set of the new movie, and announced that production has officially wrapped.
Here I'm counting the reasons my partner in chaos, the Oscar nominated @naomieharris was a dream to work with on our final day of #Rampage. Her performance in our movie was fantastic and I'm a lucky man to share the screen with such a classy, high quality (and bad ass) woman. That's an official wrap on the production of #Rampage. Thank you Naomie for your commitment and trust in me and our project. Luv ya sistah and next time I'll have an explanation on why I have an Amtrak train of a vein running thru my horse neck. #OfficialWrap #Rampage #TheOneAndOnly #NaomieHarris
Johnson is sure to contend with more than a few genetically modified animals of monstrous proportions in Rampage, and with any luck Peyton will find success in bringing the video game franchise to life in a way that honors the original arcade series and finds a way to translate a video game into box office success. following the less-than stellar domestic reception received by Baywatch earlier this year, Johnson is likely eager to get back on his unprecedented winning streak when Rampage finally greets general viewers come April 2018.
With Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle still on the way later this December, Johnson and Peyton likely have their fingers crossed that the former lead actor will maintain enough of his established star presence in the preceding four months before Rampage sees theatrical release. The Fate of the Furious definitely served to jumpstart 2017 on a high note for Johnson, but after failing to draw a crowd with Baywatch, the chances of Rampage succeeding are up for debate. Then again, maybe Peyton will surprise everyone with a blockbuster in the making that is sure to please Johnson fans the world over.
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- Rampage (2018) release date: Apr 13, 2018