‘Rampage’ is gearing up to cause some carnage.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming video game adaptation has just cast Naomie Harris in a leading role, opposite Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
“Naomie Harris has signed a deal to join Dwayne Johnson in Rampage, New Line’s adventure project based on the 1980s video game,” they revealed. “The project is reuniting Johnson, whose latest movie, Moana, nabbed an Oscar nomination, with New Line, producer Beau Flynn and director Brad Peyton. The team previously proved to be a combustible combination with San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”
Naomie Harris is perhaps best known for the role of Eve Moneypenny in ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’ but recently made waves for her performance in ‘Moonlight’ as Paula, the crack-smoking and emotionally abusive mother of Alex Hibbert’s Chiron.
But who will she be playing?
“Harris, who sparked to the fun tone of the script, will star opposite [Dwayne Johnson] as a geneticist with a moral streak.”
‘Rampage’ will adapt the 1980s video game which features colossal, rampaging monsters – similar to the likes of King Kong and Godzilla – who wreak havoc upon American cities. It was a video game classic, and clearly New Line are seeking to replicate the success of the long-forgotten game.
“Johnson is, naturally, an animal-loving hero who is the world’s only hope.”
‘Rampage’ stars Dwayne Johnson alongside Naomie Harris. No other cast members have been confirmed as yet.
Brad Peyton will direct, based on a script by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan Condal, and Adam Sztykiel.
‘Rampage’ heads to cinemas on 20 April 2018.