If you’ve never heard of the video game RAMPAGE it revolves around 3 main creatures that basically just battle each other in a city. They eat people as food, climb buildings and punch each other. The 3 main characters consist of a giant lizard, a “king kong”-like Ape, and a Werewolf. I didn’t want to write about these rumors because honestly, I hope that this isn’t a RAMPAGE movie. I will be extremely let down if all this underground hype and viral marketing goes to waste on a video game movie… and not even a good video game.
I wish I could find where I read this, but one of the main arguments I read said that the “monsters” from RAMPAGE are actually mutated humans that drank a parasitic drink (slusho?) that transformed them into monsters. I don’t know if this is right or wrong based on the history of the video game. I do remember that if you were beaten in the game, you shrunk back down to a naked human and ran off the screen. But if this is the case, and slusho is that drink, there would be way more than 3 monsters. More than just 3 people are drinking this drink, so I don’t think that theory holds up.
The other idea was that since the monsters are the main stars of RAMPAGE, a movie made about them would have to have some sort of gimmick in order to draw people in (since it has no big named actors or people to identify with). Which would lead to the idea behind the people experiencing the monster brawl, filming it.
Personally I don’t think JJ Abrams would waste his time with a movie based on a video game that died out in the late 80’s early 90’s. I if you asked the general age market for a PG-13 movie what RAMPAGE was, many of them wouldn’t even know. Now does that sound like a good idea for a Hollywood movie, I sure don’t think so. What do you guys think?