First Trailer for the Rampage Movie Drops

First Trailer for the Rampage Movie Drops

Are you familiar with genetic editing?

Yesterday, the first trailer for the upcoming movie based on Rampage dropped. Ready yourself for some good old-fashioned "Rawr."

The movie, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as some manner of helicopter-driving animal specialist, looks like a typical monster-action film. That's fine, since the Rampage game parodies generic monster-action films. Thing is, we've got two very different kinds of generic monster-action scenarios going on between the Rampage game and the movie.

In the movie, Johnson plays Davis Okoye, a primatologist who "keeps people at a distance" but shares a strong bond with an albino gorilla named George. When George is mutated and made enormous by a scientific experiment gone awry, he goes on a (wait for it) rampage across Chicago. In time, he's joined by a giant wolf and a giant crocodile. Ralph and Lizzie, I presume?

The trailer is about two minutes long, but we already get a taste for what's going to happen: The military pumps a lot of bullets into the monsters, The Rock pleads for George's life ("George never asked for this!"), etc.

The Rampage game likewise has a lot of shooting at big monsters, but the story, thin as it is, comes from the creatures' perspectives. George, Ralph, and Lizzie are actually mutated humans who rampage across a number of States to sate their bottomless appetite for destruction. While it'd be fun to follow a plot from George's eyes rather than his trainer's point of view, I suppose watching all that wanton destruction would get a little tiring after an hour or so. Kind of like the game itself. Hiyo.

Rampage comes to theatres on April 20, 2018.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Read this next

Kunai Is The Best Feeling Platformer I've Played Since Dead Cells

This tiny robot samurai wins with precise platforming action.

What's Your Favorite Console Revision?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | The Switch Lite is out today, so let's look back on the history of console revisions.

FIFA 20 Review: This Year's Version Takes to the Streets, But It's Strongest on the Pitch

A brand new mode and some much-improved gameplay highlight an ambitious update for FIFA.

Spiritfarer's Art Director on Encouraging Relaxation, Exploration, and Just Chilling on a Boat

How Spirited Away led to a cozy management sim about the afterlife.

Borderlands 3's First Limited-Time Event Will Be a Free Halloween Ghoul Hunt

All Borderlands 3 players will have a few weeks to scoop up some creepy loot and take down a boney boss.

Apple Arcade Brings Game Pricing Concerns Back to the Forefront

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Will successful subscription services turn into their own walled gardens?

More News

Spiritfarer's Art Director on Encouraging Relaxation, Exploration, and Just Chilling on a Boat

How Spirited Away led to a cozy management sim about the afterlife.

Borderlands 3's First Limited-Time Event Will Be a Free Halloween Ghoul Hunt

All Borderlands 3 players will have a few weeks to scoop up some creepy loot and take down a boney boss.

Street Fighter 2's Creator on Why Blocking Was Once a Controversial Issue

A creator and a pro sit down to talk blocking in fighting games.