Monster madness an mayhem in Rampage with action hero Dwayne Johnson

Massive: Star Dwayne Johnson is on a quest to find an antidote to the genetic mutation which made his gentle gorilla George into a monster. Photo: New Line Cinema
Massive: Star Dwayne Johnson is on a quest to find an antidote to the genetic mutation which made his gentle gorilla George into a monster. Photo: New Line Cinema

In 1993, a breakthrough technology, known as CRISPR, gave scientists a path to treat incurable diseases through genetic editing.

In 2016, due to its potential for misuse, the U.S. intelligence community designated genetic editing a “weapon of mass destruction”.

Dwayne Johnson stars in Rampage as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla that has been in his care since he rescued him from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle giant into an enormous raging creature.  

It’s soon discovered there are other similarly effected animals. The alpha predators rampage across North America, destroying everything. Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote to halt a global catastrophe and save the fearsome creature that was once his friend. 

The creative team includes director Brad Peyton, director of photography Jaron Presant, production designer Barry Chusid, editors Jim May and Bob Ducsay, and costume designer Melissa Bruning. The music is composed by Andrew Lockington, who created the score for San Andreas, which also starred Johnson.

The Rampage creatures were brought to life by acclaimed VFX supervisor Colin Strause, with five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital. 

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