The way Hollywood works is that one big success story often dictates the future of big screen cinema, and Jurassic World is the latest success story. We can expect that monster movies will soon become the norm, and Eli Roth’s shark movie Meg looks to capitalize on Jurassic World‘s box office dominance.
But it’s not the only giant monster movie headed to the big screen, as Deadline reports today that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been tapped to star in upcoming action/horror film Rampage, based on the same-named arcade video game from the 1980s.
Released in 1986 by Bally Midway, Rampage gave players control of various giant monsters, tasking them with evading military onslaughts. The game’s mutant monsters were inspired by the likes of Godzilla and King Kong, and there was even a giant werewolf.
The Rock will of course play one of the humans trying to stop the monster threat, as they wreak havoc on major cities and landmarks across North America. The New Line adaptation is eying a summer 2016 production start, set to begin filming after production wraps on Fast and Furious 8.
Rampage‘s script was penned by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), and New Line is currently seeking a director.