The New Rampage Trailer Lets Dwayne Johnson Team Up With The Giant Ape

Rampage Ape Dwayne Johnson

Over the years, we've seen Dwayne Johnson team-up with a number of notable co-stars, including Kevin Hart, Vin Diesel, Mark Wahlberg, and Zac Efron, but are you ready to see him work side-by-side with an ape the size of a skyscraper? If your response to that question was any variation of "Hell yeah!" you're definitely going to want to hit the play button on the new Rampage trailer featured below.

As we've gotten closer and closer to the release of Rampage, each of the various trailers have given us bigger part of the plot. The marketing team at Warner Bros. slowly rolled out the reveals of the three main monsters in the video game film, and now that that's done, we're now learning about a certain shift that seems to happen late in the movie. While there definitely seems to be at least one major sequence where George the ape, Ralph the wolf, and Lizzie the alligator unite for some destruction, the tide will turn and see George and Dwayne Johnson's character, Davis Okoye, fighting on the same side.

Based on the classic 1980s arcade game, Rampage features Dwayne Johnson as a primatologist who shares a special bond with a rare albino silverback gorilla. Things start to go a bit haywire when the animal is exposed to a genetically-altering substance that makes him start to grow at an incredible rate. Before long the gorilla and a pair of other giant creatures are on the loose and unleashing chaos, and it becomes Davis' responsibility to shut the rampage down - apparently with the help of his now-humongous buddy.

Rampage marks the third time that Dwayne Johnson has collaborated with director Brad Peyton, having previously made Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas together. This film weirdly looks like a hybrid of those two features - though while those two titles wound up being kind of disappointing, this one looks like a lot of fun. With any luck it will be the first ever video game film that is widely recognized as actually being legitimately good... provided that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot doesn't get that job done ahead of it.

In addition to Dwayne Johnson, Rampage co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, and Naomie Harris. The film will be coming to a theater near you on April 20th, and to see the full slate of releases coming out in 2018, be sure to check out our release schedule guide.

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