Now, New Line is looking at another disaster film for inspiration. It might not be up there with the likes of Jurassic World, but clearly New Line sees value in keeping the team, which also includes producer Beau Flynn, together for more destructotainment. And it’s very bad because of both the screenplay and overabundance of CGI. It was poorly done, as the execution left little to the imagination. I had a run there in 2005, ’06, ’07 – for a long time it was ‘Oh, he’s the best thing in the movie that’s not that good.’. And, really, “The Rock beats up giant monsters” is a concept that sells itself. The latter film has tallied over $460 million at the global box office in just under two months, making it the most successful original blockbuster of the summer. Because that’s exactly what we’re going to get, unless of course the filmmakers learned from their mistakes. We had to find the one director who I knew would bring that epic vision to life. Not even negative word of mouth would deter me from seeing that.
Its been nearly four years since New Line Cinema announced they would be developing a big budget movie based on the Midway classic video game Rampage, but it seems like the film is finally ready for cameras. They have told me that the focus will be consistent with the game, as
three giant monsters – a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf – wreak havoc on major cities and landmarks across North America, with Johnson standing in their path.
Put your money on Johnson, who’s now shooting Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart, and is starring in the freshman HBO series Ballers.