New Line Cinema has hired screenwriter Ryan Engle to write the the upcoming feature film adaptation of the classic 1980's video game Rampage. The studio is hoping to take this franchise and turn it into a epic film on a small budget.
For those of you who haven't played the video game it revolves around three human characters who mutate into giant monsters that includes a giant Godzilla lizard, a werewolf and a King Kong gorilla. The three go on a rampage destroying big cities while fight off the military, and of course eating people. I loved playing this game growing up, I played it all the time, but I never beat it. It seemed like there was just an endless pit of levels, but it was so much fun!
There really isn't much to the story. There's a couple other giant monster movies in the works such as Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim and of course Gareth Edwards Gozilla reboot. It will be interesting to see how this compares to those other films. I'm not really expecting it to be a great film, but I hope it at least ends up being entertaining.
Engle is an upcoming screenwriter who worked with director Louis Leterrier on a rewrite of his film A Killing on Carnival Row. He also wrote a script for a thriller called On a Clear Day that got him noticed. The Black List script is currently being developed for director Jaume Collet-Sera (Unknown).
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