The first trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s live-action Rampage movie is here.
Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the popular 1986 Bally Midway arcade game stars Johnson as the head of an anti-poaching unit that operates in Rwanda. The movie will center around three genetically modified animals — a wolf, gorilla and alligator — but Johnson will act as the main character.
In May, Johnson posted his own synopsis of the movie, which provided a few more details about his relationship with George the gorilla.
“I head up an anti-poaching unit out of Rwanda,” Johnson wrote. “My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world.”
The original Rampage video game gave players control of three giant beasts: a gorilla named George, a lizard-like creature named Lizzie and a wolf-like creature named Ralph. The goal was to raze a series of buildings in each level while fighting off attacks from civilians, police and military.
This isn’t the only upcoming video game movie featuring The Rock (who also starred in 2005’s Doom). The actor will also star in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, an update to the franchise that re-imagines Jumanji as a classic video game, later this year.
Warner Bros.’ Rampage movie was first announced in June 2015.
Rampage will be released on April 20, 2018.