RAMPAGE video game to become movie.

RAMPAGE video game to become movie.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Final Destination" producer John Rickard is meeting with writers to develop a story.

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By theWorld - 11/18/2011
From THR article:

Who’s up for a little Rampage?

New Line Cinema has put into development an adaptation of the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.

John Rickard, who has acted as a co-producer on a wide range of New Line movies from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination to Horrible Bosses and next year’s tentpole Jack the Giant Killer, will produce and is meeting with writers to develop a story for the project.

The game comes from Midway Games, which was acquired by New Line's sister company Warner Bros. in 2009 for $33 million.

The concept of the game revolves around a trio of mild-mannered humans who are mutated into a giant Godzilla-like lizard, a werewolf and a gorilla, respectively, and fight the military while destroying buildings. Players controlled the monsters and moved up levels when a city was destroyed.

The project aims to take advantage of the title and the visuals of the game.

New Line isn’t usually in the tentpole business (the Lord of the Rings trilogy being the big exception) but the studio believes that technology has advanced enough that the possibility exists to make a smartly-budgeted monster movie in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day.


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PaulRom - 11/18/2011, 12:15 PM
Sounds like it has some potential, but I'm usually hesitant about video-game-to-movie adaptations.
EpicMan - 11/18/2011, 12:18 PM
Rampage FTW

TheMadman - 11/18/2011, 12:19 PM
This game was BEAST when I was 6.
PaulRom - 11/18/2011, 12:29 PM
I liked this game when I was younger, it was really entertaining. Who's played the online Hulk/Doc Ock parodies of it?
Spidey91 - 11/18/2011, 12:58 PM
the N64 version rocks!
Bandrews1 - 11/18/2011, 2:43 PM
This could be good, if in the right hands.
TheMadman - 11/18/2011, 4:02 PM
@PaulRom: Where might we find that?
Cerebro - 11/18/2011, 4:47 PM
This has way more potential than battleship or asteroids.
Action - 11/19/2011, 8:51 AM
awesome, I can't wait to see the gorilla eat a bunch of people.
DukeAcureds - 11/19/2011, 1:24 PM
I used to love this game, when it was first out. And in sequels. On the spectrum and in the arcades. Awesome. But, um... plot?
DukeAcureds - 11/19/2011, 1:27 PM
I saw the trailer for Battleship for instance and... seriously? A guy has to deal with his girlfriends dissapproving father and has to destroy transformers in the sea to win approval?
It looked like a perfect example of the most purile and basest our culture can be these days. Textbook stupidity for future historians.
RyanLantern77 - 11/19/2011, 2:57 PM
What the [frick]? Make a real movie
Ghaleonausa - 11/21/2011, 11:04 AM
@dawnelldo Potential?? I really hope you are joking. the only potential for this movie is to potentially waste alot of money that could be better spent on something more enjoyable.

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