With the exception of some movies, like Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, video game film adaptations don’t exactly have a stellar track record. New Line Cinema is reportedly aiming to craft “a smartly-budgeted monster movie in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day,” based on the old video game Rampage.
The Midway game from 1986 was designed with a King Kong or Godzilla-like theme, with apes and monsters destroying cities. Midway was acquired by New Line’s sister company Warner Bros. in 2009 for $33 million.
John Rickard, who has acted as a co-producer on a wide range of New Line movies from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination to Horrible Bosses and next year’s tentpole Jack the Giant Killer, will produce Rampage. Rickard is currently meeting with writers to develop a story for the project.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter