Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might have been a formidable presence in the ring when he was a professional wrestler, but he’s also proven to be no slouch when it comes to his social media game. The movie star yesterday posted a teaser picture from the set of his upcoming video game movie adaptation, Rampage.
The picture finds Johnson sitting at the base of a ruined United States Army helicopter, disheveled and splattered with blood. In the film, Johnson plays Davis Okoye, a primatologist and anti-poaching enforcer based out of Rwanda. Davis teams up with Naomi Harris’ character, a discredited geneticist, when a wolf, alligator and gorilla are infected with a serum that greatly increases their size and aggression.
The film is based off the 1986 arcade game by Bally Midway, also called Rampage. In the game, players control a trio of monsters who were once human, but now rack up points by destroying city infrastructure, smashing military vehicles and eating people. The game has seen various sequels, spinoffs and rereleases across numerous consoles, including everything from the Atari 2600 to the iOS ecosystem.
Debuting in theaters on April 20, 2018, Rampage is a production of New Line Cinema directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.