Instinctively, anytime we hear of a video game being adapted into a movie the first thing to do is to write it off completely. Unfortunately, there’s a pretty negative track record to support this. There’s no stopping Hollywood though, as a movie adaptation of Rampage is on the way. The arcade game of wrecking buildings with gigantic, mutated animals will be in theaters before you know it.

 

 
Warner Bros. released the film’s first trailer yesterday. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and directed by Brad Peyton, this two and a half minute compilation of scenes holds promise. A mix of Mighty Joe Young and Planet of the Apes prequels, this version that gives Rampage a solid story in today’s time might just work.

You can judge for yourself by checking out the trailer above.

Rampage comes out in theaters on April 20th, 2018.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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