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RAMPAGE (2018): Video Game Adaptation Release Moves Up One Week


New Line Cinema Moves Rampage Premiere Up By One Week

New Line Cinema has moved up the release date of its upcoming monster movie Rampage by a week to April 13th.

Originally, the film was set for an April 20th premiere. However, Disney’s decision to move Avengers: Infinity War from May 4th to April 27th put Rampage in the unenviable position of having to compete with a highly-anticipated Marvel release, encouraging New Line to put some distance between the two productions.

Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Academy Award-nominated actress Naomie Harris, Rampage is based on the video game series of the same name. Starting as a Midway arcade game in the 1980’s, the franchise grew to include multiple installments and spin-offs across various systems including the Nintendo 64, Playstation, and GameCube.

Superherohype shares the following plot information about the upcoming film:

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield…

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