Rampage star Dwayne Johnson revealed the first look at George the albino gorilla… maybe
Dwayne Johnson, star of the upcoming film Rampage, may have just given us our first look at George the albino gorilla. He’s currently on the set of the film based on the 1986 video game. Yesterday was his 45th birthday, and Johnson just posted a picture of the cake from the cast and crew on Instagram. In the pic, we see George holding a very small Dwayne Johnson with the words “Happy birthday DJ! You are easily George’s favorite cheat meal. Love, #TeamRampage.”
Johnson wrote, “Huge THANK YOU to our entire #RAMPAGE crew for presenting this awesome birthday cake to me on set. In the movie, my best friend is a gigantic Albino gorilla, named George. For the record, George holds me with more affection than he is on this cake. I’m a grateful man to have such an amazing and hard working crew puttin’ in work.. and makin’ birthday dope cakes. #OnSet #RAMPAGE #BigWhiteGeorge#LittleBrownDJ #CrewLuv”
Check out the post below.
Rampage stars Dwayne Johnson, Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Malin Akerman (TV’s Billions), Jake Lacy (TV’s Girls), Joe Manganiello (TV’s True Blood) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s The Walking Dead); as well as P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Marley Shelton (Solace), Breanne Hill (San Andreas), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), and Matt Gerald (TV’s Daredevil).
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), 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. 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.
Serving as executive producers are Marcus Viscidi, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Jeff Fierson, with Wendy Jacobson co-producing. The screenplay is by Ryan Engle and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle, based on the video game Rampage.
Released in 1986, the original Rampage put players in control of one of three monsters: A giant ape named George; a giant lizard name Lizzy; or a giant werewolf named Ralph. The game saw the monsters running amok across the United States, fighting the military, and destroying key landmarks. Several sequels were developed for the title as well, adding even more types of monsters to the playable roster and extending their path of destruction into the cosmos and even back in time.
New Line will release Rampage in theaters on April 20, 2018. What do you guys think of George on the Rampage birthday cake? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @SuperHeroHype.