Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Movie Picks Up ‘San Andreas’ Director
As we reported last month, Dwayne Johnson is set to star in the long-gestating Rampage, reuniting with his San Andreas producer for the adaptation of the classic arcade game. It looks as though that’s not the only San Andreas reunion happening for the project, as New Line has hired director Brad Peyton to helm the film.
San Andreas proved that Peyton could handle a disaster-centric action flick starring The Rock, so Deadline’s report that he’s in talks to direct Rampage comes as little surprise. New Line has been developing a film version of the game since the picked up the rights in 2011, and with the casting of Johnson, this went from being a lame idea to being one we’re suddenly very, very interested in — imagine, if you will: Dwayne Johnson fighting dinosaurs.
The film centers on a trio of giant monsters (a gorilla, a lizard and a werewolf) who were created by mutant humans and set forth wreaking havoc across the United States. Production will begin next summer after Johnson wraps on Fast and Furious 8, and after Rampage, he’ll presumably begin production on Warner Bros. and DC’s Shazam movie. Ryan Engle (Non-Stop) wrote the screenplay for Rampage, which does not yet have a formal release date.