The big screen adaptation of Bally Midway's classic giant monster arcade game Rampage has a pair of new writers, according to a report from Variety. Colony co-creators Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal have been tasked with rewriting the film, which is set to star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Cuse is best known for his work on Lost, on which he was showrunner and frequent co-writer. His other television work includes Nash Bridges, The Strain and Colony, which is currently in its first season on the USA Network. He also wrote the screenplay for San Andreas, which also starred Dwayne Johnson. Cuse's Colony co-creator, Condal, wrote another Johnson-led action movie, 2014's Hercules.
The writing duo are taking over for Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), who wrote an earlier draft of Rampage. Brad Peyton, who also directed Johnson in San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, is set to direct Rampage.
Rampage is being developed for New Line. The project has been in the works since 2011. Midway published the original Rampage in 1986; the company went bankrupt in 2009, and Warner Bros. (which also owns New Line) acquired most of its assets.
The original Rampage gave players control of three giant monsters — George the gorilla, Lizzie the lizard and Ralph the werewolf — bent on urban destruction. Johnson is reportedly playing a character who opposes that type of wanton rubble-creation.