Friday, November 18, 2011

RAMPAGE Movie in the works?

So apparently New Line is in the works of preparing a movie treatment of the classic arcade game Rampage. The film has support from famed producer John Rickard (co-producer of "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Final Destination") who is meeting with potential writers to flesh out a story.

Two worries come to my mind. First, will this end up in developer hell like so many other movies, and second is the following comment found in The Hollywood Reporter article,

"the studio (New Line) believes that technology has advanced enough that the possibility exists to make a smartlybudgeted monster movie in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day."

To me, this sounds like it will be a CGI nightmare. Seems like whenever a studio talks about technology and budget it ultimately means cheap CGI.

Personally, I'd love to see the project handed over to Roger Corman. If anyone can blend humor, monsters, and low budget CGI into a fun and entertaining movie, it's him (just take a look at Sharktopus).

Check out the original article in The Hollywood Reporter:


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