Dwayne Johnson starts filming 'Rampage'

By Karen Butler  |  May 4, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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May 4 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Atlanta on Dwayne Johnson's action-adventure movie Rampage, New Line Cinema announced.

This is the third collaboration of Johnson, director/producer Brad Peyton, and producers Beau Flynn, John Rickard and Hiram Garcia. The team previously worked together on San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

"Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth," a plot synopsis said. "But a rogue, genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it's soon discovered there are other similarly altered, alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited, genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend."

Co-starring Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the film is set for release April 20.

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