If the release of Wreck-It Ralph 2 next March isn’t enough arcade game action on the big screen for you, prepare yourself for Rampage – a new movie in the works based on the 1986 game of the same name. The game had up to three main protagonists, all giant monsters whose only urge was to wreck a city. You had the option of playing as a King Kong-esque gorilla by the name of George, a Godzilla-like lizard called Lizzie or an enormous werewolf called Ralph. The game had a simple premise: you, humungous mutant monsters, smashed buildings, smacked people and ate things, while avoiding the bullets of the military tasked with taking you down. (more…)
Dwayne Johnson has his hands in so many pies these days he might as well be a Strawberry Shortcake villain. Seriously, how can anyone keep track of them all? One could hardly be blamed if it slipped their memory that one of Johnson’s many upcoming projects is Rampage, an adaptation of classic arcade game about monsters destroying cities. Johnson will be teaming up with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton to bring the mayhem to life, and what tremendous mayhem it will be. It’s not yet certain when we’ll see the movie, but Peyton wants you to know that this will be a Rampage of love. (more…)
A few weeks ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased an upcoming project he was working on. He mentioned he was reading an outline for a “cool movie” that will see him partnering with director Shane Black next year. It didn’t take fans long to ascertain which films Black would be working on in the near future. The director is signed on to direct “The Predator,” a sequel to the it 1987 sci-fi film “Predator,” and to “Doc Savage.” Given Johnson’s acting ability and his physical stature, either film could certainly be a possibility for him to star.
Well, the actor has taken to social media and officially made the announcement that he will be taking on the titular role of Doc Savage. In his announcement, made on his Instagram page, Dwayne posted a photo from this weekend of himself joined with Shane Black, writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry, and producer Hiram Garcia. Here’s what the actor revealed on Instagram… (more…)
In a summer stocked with pre-established IPs and other well-known quantities, it was both surprising and unsurprising that a movie about an earthquake, San Andreas, should be one of the season’s biggest hits. Earthquake movies are unoriginal, and neither is the idea of a Dwayne Johnson starring vehicle becoming a hit, but combined the concept was a certified worldwide hit to the tune of $429 million and counting. Fitting then that Johnson and director Brad Peyton might want to team-up again, and preferable on something that requires a lot of digital disaster. Digital? Disaster? Did somebody say video game adaptation? Yes, it seems that for their next flick, Johnson and Peyton will be bringing Rampage to the big screen. (more…)
Abducted and probed thoroughly and lovingly by aliens or rednecks, Jeremy and Jason made their escape after a month in captivity, their only motivation to go home and podcast for you fine people. So… here’s the RadioBastard Podcast, live (taped) and in living color (it’s audio).
On the show this time: Raptor Strike Force Bravo (Jurassic World), The Rock vs. Skyscrapers, depressing Disney cartoons, Jason shouts at SDCC attendees, and one more sexy primate.
After having overseen the destruction of the western seaboard, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to do a little more hands-on mayhem. Hollywood Reporter announced today that Johnson has been attached to a big screen adaptation of a classic video game has it all: giant monsters eating destroyed cities, and glorious 8-bit graphics. That’s right, Rampageis coming to theaters sometime in the not-so-distant future. (more…)
It may not be world-shaking news, but last November New Line Cinema announced that they were looking towards putting together a flick based on the infamous, old-school, quarter-devouring game Rampage. As a sure sign that they haven’t backed off from the project just yet, they recently declared their selection of writer – one Ryan Engle.
Ryan Engle isn’t known for much, but that probably doesn’t matter too much when you’re making a movie about giant monsters trashing a city. Accompanying Engle on this questionable project will be John Rickard (Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination 5) as producer and Jaume Collet-Sera as director.
For those unfamiliar with the glory that was Rampage, players took on the roles of one of three giant monsters, mutated from human stock by some crazy-mad science. These monsters then trashed cities, beat the living crap out of each other and munched down people in order to keep their health bars up. All the while, military goons in tanks, helicopters and on foot tried to blast them to smithereens. Once one city was completely leveled, players moved on to the next. The cast of critters consisted of Ralph (a giant dog), Lizzie (a girly Godzilla) and George (a blatant King Kong rip-off).
The powers-that-be also mentioned that they wanted this new production to be in the vein of Independence Day (whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean) but with a much more modest budget. If they mean they want it to be an actioner, well no-shit. What else would one do with three giant monsters whose primary motivation is pummeling cities and eating people?
Of course, with the recent use of the name Battleship for its own upcoming flick, (so named because there happens to be a battleship in the movie) it could turn out to be a rom-com for they care.
Currently, New Line has no script or even an idea of what’s happening with the film, so no one knows what to expect. Just the way it’s being sold so far, however, is enough to bring tears to the eyes and cast a shadow over the fond memories of Rampage lovers across the globe.
Millions of quarters wasted for this? If only giant monsters would smash Hollywoodinto rubble…
Thanks to the folks at cinemablend for sharing in our pain.
Hollywood movie makers will go to any lengths to have some shred of Brand recognition in any production they are considering. Take the video game Rampage. Apparently Hollywood is so far into the barrel of ideas that they broke the bottom out and are now making movies based on 1980’s videos games and scratched notes on truck-stop bathroom walls.
The game of Rampage was pretty cool in the days of stand up and stand alone video games in flickering, glittering video game palors at malls and movie theaters across America. Take control of a giant monster and destroy a skyscraper faster than your opponent. Save for grabbing a few screaming, helpless humans and fighting off the military, that was about it.
Is there really a movie there though? The Hollywood Reporter cites producer John Rickard, who worked as a co-producer on A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination, Horrible Bosses and next year’s Bryan Singer film Jack the Giant Killer, is pushing the project. He’ll soon start meeting with writers to flush out a story.
Those writers will have their hands full. In the game, a middle age man, young girl and old man mutate into a gorilla, lizard and werewolf and destroy buildings while fighting off the military.
Who are you supposed to feel sympathy for?
The changed against their will monsters?
Maybe the people that live in the buildings that are being destroyed?
It’s gotta be the soldiers thrown into the meat grinder and facing monsters right out of an afternoon Godzilla movie marathon.
The movie would use the title and game’s visuals to “make a smartly-budgeted monster movie in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day” but wouldn’t necessarily adhere to the premise set by the game.
In other words:
“We’re going to take your beloved (Fill in the blank) and use the title. Then we will do what ever the hell we can to make a movie out of it even if it has no clear connecting point to the original feeling, design, or story of the (Fill in the blank). We hope with all our little Hollywood producer hearts that you will see the word ‘(Fill in the blank)’ and pull $20 out of your wallet and buy tickets, toys, happy meals, and any other crap we can sell to you while you relive those five minutes of your childhood that don’t make you sad.”
In this NerdBastards own words:
“FUCK HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS THAT MAKE THIS KIND OF CRAP!”
Super Mario Bros. Crossover has became a big hit on the interwebs when it was released. If ya somehow haven’t heard about the flash game, it gives gamers the chance to play Super Mario Bros. with other famous 8-bit video game characters such as Megaman and Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu. While the game updates with new characters, there are some characters that just won’t work and this video is proof. The video shows why 5 characters will end up being leftovers for this awesome crossover. From Rampages’ Lizzie to Dragon Lair’s Dirk the Daring, 8-bit gamers will enjoy the faults these characters have.
For some, the month of October is the most important time of the year. It’s the time of horror movies, latex, blood, gore, girls feeling okay about looking like whores, too much candy, and last but certainly not least… haunted houses. I happen to be one of those people who cant get enough horror but, I have never had the good fortune to live in an area where the local haunts were worth the enormous price of admission. So, in order for me to really experience what an actual scary haunted house is like I had to embark on a long and arduous journey. It was a trip that took me from Massachusetts to the little town of Etna, Pennsylvania. It’s about 15 miles outside of Pittsburgh and it is home to the Scarehouse. This place will without a doubt scare the shit out of you.