Movie adaptations of video games don't have the best track record, but we have high hopes for New Line Cinema's big screen version of the classic 1980s arcade game Rampage. For the poor souls who've never played it, you control a giant lizard, ape, or wolf and destroy a city while fighting off helicopters and dodging bullets. While that's a brilliant game concept, you might wonder how it could be turned into a decent movie. Well, The Hollywood Reporter says the film will be "in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day" — with any luck, that means combining the quality writing of the first with the eye-popping action of the latter. Producer John Rickard, who assisted with A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination, and Horrible Bosses, is already meeting with writers to develop a story. Assuming the project moves forward, we're guessing you'll probably pay more than a quarter to see it.
Rampage game-to-film adaptation in development
New Line Cinema is working on a movie adaptation of the classic 1980s arcade game Rampage. The game lets you control a giant ape, lizard or wolf and destroy cities while fighting off helicopters and dodging bullets.