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Rampage the movie?

Who’s remembers the classic Atari game Rampage?

Well apparently New Line Cinema has got plans to bring the classic 1980s monster mash em up game to the big screen.

The man behind the idea of bring the coin op classic to a cinema near you is John Rickard, who has a co-produced a recent films from New Line such as the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street,Final Destination and Horrible Bosses.

Rampage was a monster mash em up where up to 3 players controlled 3 humans that have been changed into movie monster characters George the giant Kong like ape,Lizzy the giant Godzilla creature and Ralph the giant wolf man, and they 3 monsters had to destroy the city by climbing up buildings and destroying everything in your path and then moving onto the next level which was another city.

So how will the game translate into the big screen? and can a story be made of such a simple arcade game?

Well Hollywood has not has much luck in turning a game into a movie, but with New Line behind the Rampage movie expect it at least to have some fancy FX

9 thoughts on “Rampage the movie?

  1. ZXSpecstar says:

    Hmm with the new advent of a 2nd Godzila move made by the americans (please do not let this one also be a massive screw up)but i think they should kind of make it a comedy based film just like the game was as it had some amusing antidotes

    • Andy says:

      Yeah a comedy big budget movie with a b movie feel, would work.

      But I got a feeling that it might turn out a right stinker.

    • pottyboy says:

      I’ve got high hopes for this new godzilla. Apparently, Toho are overseeing the production of this movie, and they’ve got the director of Monsters to do it. Monsters was a cracking low budget film (I think it had a budget of just $15,000). I think FilmFour showed it recently.

  2. TEOL says:

    CGI Cartoon like the game?

  3. pottyboy says:

    I’m very curious about this. Obviously the game itself was inspired by all those old monster movies, so it might work. Yet I can’t see as to how they would make it appeal to modern audiences and keep the original fans happy.

  4. Glenn says:

    I love playing this game as a kid smashing up all those buildings

  5. Andy says:

    the game was good i didnt like world tour though, it just didnt feel or play right.

  6. malc1976 says:

    Great arcade game but i think they have left it way too late to do a movie and i bet it will be all cgi.
    Still i may be wrong but i dont think they is really any good computer game movies to be fair most are terrible.

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