Think Rampage Would Make A Good Monster Movie? So Does New Line Cinema

Think Rampage Would Make A Good Monster Movie? So Does New Line Cinema

Inspired by the classic giant monster movies of Hollywood’s past, Midway’s arcade classic Rampage is now the potentially classic giant monster movie of Hollywood’s future. New Line Cinema has begun development on George, Ralph, and Lizzie’s big screen debut.

I love video games. I love giant monster movies. Combine the two together and you’ve got a film that I might actually get off my arse to see in one of those theatres I’ve been hearing so much about lately. Not much is known about the story of George, Ralph, and Lizzie, three regular humans transformed into a giant ape, werewolf, and lizard respectively, though I suspect that will all change when New Line unleashes its Rampage movie on the unsuspecting public.

Midway created the arcade smash-em up back in 1986. Midway was purchased by Warner Bros. back in 2009, and New Line Cinema is a subsidiary of Time Warner, so there you go. Rampage is all theirs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer John Rickard is currently meeting with writers to bring the destructive trio to life.

There are very few ways New Line can possibly screw this up. As long as the special effects are halfway decent and buildings get smashed, I’m sold.

Classic Video Game ‘Rampage’ Headed to Big Screen From New Line (Exclusive) [The Hollywood Reporter via WorstPreviewsThanks Matthew!]


  • I loved this game as a kid. I must have made my parents rent the NES version at least 30 times. But if I wanted to watch a Rampage movie, I’d watch Godzilla or some similiar ToHo production 😛

    If they’re going to make this movie, they’re going to need naked people sheepishly walking sideways… without that, it’s just not Rampage 🙂

    • Hah, yeah I still have the Master System version. Have still played it occasionally too.
      Smashing walls to find people in the bathtub, getting electrocuted by punching neon signs, belching fire after eating dynamite… it all has to be in there.

  • Why waste money on a licsence if you just wanna make a moster movie.And one from a 20 year old video game only gen X’ers will remember anyway.Plus I reakon Universal stidios and Toho productions layers might have somthing to say about George amd Lizz’s more than passing resemblense to Kink Kong and Godzilla.Rampage might have got a way with it but a big blockbuster movie?And if they have to change the charcaters then it makes the licsence even more worthless.

    • easy way around the Godzilla/King Kong issue; go by part of the narrative from Total Destruction – it would be harder to argue a specific ripoff of named giant monsters in a situation where there are also giant lobsters, chickens and rhinos! (I think the Wii version had something like a complete roster of 40 monsters based off different giant animals!)

  • This needs to happen. THIS WILL BE AWESOME.

    But it shouldn’t try to be too serious. That said, it shouldn’t be entirely tongue in cheek. Be somewhere between Sharktopus and the Godzilla remake.

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