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RAMPAGE (2018): Brad Peyton Promises “Scary” Tone

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Brad Peyton Says That Rampage Will Be Scarier Than The Video Games

Rampage director Brad Peyton revealed that the upcoming adaptation of the video game franchise will feature the monsters from the game as well as a slightly more serious tone.

Since its first appearance in 1986, the Rampage series has become known for its comical monsters and cartoony tone. The first and most prominent characters are George the Ape, Lizzy the Lizard, and Ralph the Werewolf, who players were able to control in the original arcade game as they leveled city after city. While Peyton confirms that they will indeed feature in the movie, he explains that the project will strike a somewhat different note than the games do:

“There’s the three, the lizard, the ape and the wolf, so we’re keeping it similar,” said Peyton. “With ‘Rampage,’ we are using our love of the original game as our inspiration. It’s going to be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real than you’d expect. So you look at that original concept about a lab that affects these animals and makes them rampage, and that’s the nugget. If they called me tomorrow to do ‘Call of Duty,’ I wouldn’t want to play any of the ‘Call of Duty’ games. I’d have to come up with something that deserves to be its own thing. That’s where a lot of these movies can go wrong… It’s a monster film, so the stuff that I did on ‘Incarnate,’ stretching my muscles in the horror space helped.

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