Rampage – The Movie (plus Pacific Rim)

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John Rickard, Produzent des Nightmare-Remakes und Final Destination arbeitet derzeit an einer Verfilmung des Game-Klassikers Rampage, in dem man mit Riesenmonstern („George, a King Kong-like gorilla, Lizzie, a Godzilla-like dinosaur/lizard, or Ralph, a giant werewolf“) eine Stadt plattmachen muss.

Rampage reiht sich damit in eine ganze Reihe von Gameklassikern ein, von deren Adaptionen man nun auch schon ewig nichts mehr gehört hat (Space Invaders, Asteroids, Missile Command) und ob da was bei rum kommt… wer weiß.

New Line Cinema has put into development an adaptation of the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.
John Rickard, who has acted as a co-producer on a wide range of New Line movies from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination to Horrible Bosses and next year’s tentpole Jack the Giant Killer, will produce and is meeting with writers to develop a story for the project.
The game comes from Midway Games, which was acquired by New Line’s sister company Warner Bros. in 2009 for $33 million.

Gegen Riesenmonsterfilme voller Destruction hab’ ich ja per se erstmal nix und das ist auch das einzige Newsbit aus diesem Genre heute morgen:

Guillermo Del Toro began am Montag dieser Woche mit den Dreharbeiten zu Pacific Rim, seinem „beautiful poem to giant monsters“ (Wired) und Ron Perlman ist wohl für eine Rolle darin gecastet worden. Guter Tag für Riesenmonster, heute.

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  1. Fluffy Bunny

    Boah, ich habe Rampage geliebt!
    Das gab es in einem Diner in dem meine Familie anno irgendwas 1980 öfter gegessen hat und ich erinnere mich noch, nicht schnell genug aufessen zu können um dann so viel nur möglich war Rampage zu spielen. Später hatte ich es dann auch für meinen C-64 Computer.
    Allein deswegen ist ein Film davon schon absolute Pflicht!

    Pacific Rim, auch ohne Japanbezug, freut mich als alten Daikaiju-Fan auch sehr! Vor allem mit einem Macher á la Del Toro am Steuer, der jeden verfilmten Stoff geradezu lebt und meist auch liebt.

    Ick freu mir schon ganz doll!!! Godzilla kommt ja auch (wieder) nächstes Jahr!
    Gute Zeit für Monsterfilmfans!

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