According to Heat Vision New Line has started to develop a movie based on the 1980s video game Rampage, which featured a Godzilla-like lizard, a werewolf and a gorilla wrecking havoc in a city.
For those who aren’t familiar with the game, here’s a description from Wikipedia:
Up to three simultaneous players control the monsters George (a King Kong-like gorilla), Lizzie (a Godzilla-like dinosaur/lizard), or Ralph (a giant werewolf), created from mutated humans. When they were humans, George was a normal middle aged man, Lizzie was a young woman, and Ralph was an elderly man. They were experimented on at Scumlabs. As monsters, they need to raze all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next level, eating people and destroying helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys along the way.
If studios persist on making movies based on video games they might as well develop potentially cool ones. There’s a demand for monster movies at the moment with Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and the upcoming Gozilla reboot, so a monster team-up movie could work.
No script exists, but New Line and producer John Rickard are now meeting with writers to develop a story. Apparently the aim is to “take advantage of the title and the visuals of the game.”
Rickard has previously acted as co-producer on Final Destination 5 and Horrible Bosses, as well as Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer which hits next year.