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Dwayne Johnson Shares New Set Photo and Character Info on ‘RAMPAGE’ Movie

May 3, 2017

Dwayne Johnson has posted a new photo on his Instagram page from the set of RAMPAGE movie, based on the 1986 video game. In the photo, we see Johnson with motion capture actor Jason Lines, who is wearing his mo-cap suit. Johnson praises Lines for his work studying gorillas to play the role of George in the film. Check it out down below!

Dwayne Johnson and Naomi Harris star in the adaption of the classic Midway arcade game. Also starring Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, PJ Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, Breanne Hill, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

This film marks the third collaboration between Johnson, producer Beau Flynn, director Brad Peyton and New Line after working on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas. 

Carlton Cuse (San AndreasBates Motel) and his Colony co-creator Ryan Condal rewrote the script by Non-Stop screenwriter Ryan Engle, which will involve Johnson going toe-to-toe with the game’s three original beasties.

Released in 1986, the original game puts players in control of one of three monsters: A giant ape named George; a giant lizard named Lizzy; or a giant werewolf named Ralph. The game saw the monsters running amok across the United States, fighting the military, and destroying key landmarks. Several sequels were developed, adding even more type of monsters to the playable roster and extending their path of destruction into the cosmos and even back in time.

Rampage hits theaters on April 20, 2018.

Day 1. Kicking off production. #RAMPAGE. In our story we have three animals (gorilla, crocodile and a wolf) who fall victim to evil genetic editing, rapidly changing every strand of their DNA so they grow, evolve and mutate. Everything becomes amplified.. their size, strength, speed, agility.. and violent aggression. One of the animals infected – a rare Albino gorilla named, George, is my best friend. George, is played by 6'9 @tallie7487, (Jason Liles, pictured here). Jason has been studying gorillas for months now preparing for this motion capture role. Gorilla movements, body language, and all emotions – joy, pain, sadness, love, aggression etc. It's insane when you get around this man and how he's able to brilliantly embody a gorilla. This is the most fascinating advanced VFX/motion cap process I've ever worked with in my career. Incredible learning curve for me. We have the best mo-cap team in the world (WETA Digital) working on our gigantic RAMPAGE MONSTERS and you'll get a taste of this new technology in the upcoming WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES as well as James Cameron's AVATARS. With all the cool advanced technology in our movie, the #1 thing you're gonna experience when you watch it, is FUN. Because when my best friend, George no happy, then me no happy. And when me no happy.. bad people become our lunch. #Day1 #KickingOffProduction #RAMPAGE🦍

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