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Author Topic: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....  (Read 1577 times)

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Meant to post this yesterday, but forgot.
....and I'm not so sure that it's not some kind of joke.

http://deadline.com/2015/06/dwayne-johnson-rampage-new-line-san-andreas-midway-arcade-game-beau-flynn-1201452141/

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 11:54:38 am »
The Rock must be bitter after the Spy Hunter movie got canned.


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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 12:00:53 pm »
....so a running gag then?

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 12:35:32 pm »
 :lol We will see if he signs on to a third Bally Midway live adaptation. If he does, my money is on Burger Time.


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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 12:37:16 pm »
He's also starring in the remake of Big Trouble in Little China, which is essentially the film responsible for Mortal Kombat... so yeah... that's odd.

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 07:53:33 pm »
Right now, I think any movie staring the rock will make bank.
So why not one based on an 80's video game?

Will probably make more than pixels. :)

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 07:56:35 pm »
Sheesh.  I love that movie and have never ever made that connection.  Good point.

He's also starring in the remake of Big Trouble in Little China, which is essentially the film responsible for Mortal Kombat... so yeah... that's odd.

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 08:18:56 pm »
Well it's been confirmed in several interviews with Boon and Tobias.  MK1 was a combination of Big Trouble in Little China, Enter the Dragon and those old 70's chop-suey films.  They wanted Van Damme to be the main character in the game but it fell through, so they added a Brue Lee clone to the game.  This is why Johnny Cage (the Van Damme character) was on the side of the MK1 cab even though Liu Kang is the main hero in the series..... until MKII he wasn't.  This is also why Cage has always been portrayed as sort of a ---meecrob--- in his endings.... Van Damme wanted too much money so they poke fun at him.  Ironically he later stars in Street Fighter, the movie, the game... which is just awful. 

Kano's inspiration should be obvious.  Sonya was put in at the last minute because the Midway brass said there should be a female character... she's partially inspired by Sharon Stone in Total Recall.  But yeah Raiden, Shang Tsung and a few others were straight from BTILC. 

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 09:21:49 pm »
Sheesh.  I love that movie and have never ever made that connection.  Good point.

He's also starring in the remake of Big Trouble in Little China, which is essentially the film responsible for Mortal Kombat... so yeah... that's odd.

Yeah, I feel oblivious for not seeing it.  I've seen that movie at least 20 times and MK was my go-to game for a long time.  Oops.

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 02:35:38 am »
I noticed the resemblances between MK and BTiLC when MK first hit the scene and I saw Raiden for the first time. I just assumed that both games were drawing upon common Chinese mythos. Kind of like how GoW draws upon Greek myths (loosely), or Never Alone which is supposed to be a bit more accurate representation of an Alaskan myth.  :dunno

Quite honestly, I never really thought about it much beyond noticing the similarities. After all, a whole shitload of folklore and mythology have made their way into video games in one form or another. What's one more addition? ;D

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 10:55:34 am »
Resurrecting this thread because the trailer's out now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coOKvrsmQiI

I'm not agreeing w/ the decision to make George a WHITE ape (heard it was done to differentiate him from Kong) but other than that this could be a good guilty pleasure movie.

Toys for the movie are also out now, too.



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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 02:33:50 pm »
Those actually are based upon the classic game, not the movie.  They recently released a mini arcade game as well..... just taking advantage of the movie hype I guess. 

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 10:55:12 am »
Ha! Neegan (The Walking Dead) is on it!

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 02:00:57 pm »
Those actually are based upon the classic game, not the movie.  They recently released a mini arcade game as well..... just taking advantage of the movie hype I guess.
You're right.  They did have movie toys too, though



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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 02:58:38 pm »
What was Kano's obvious inspiration?

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2018, 01:06:45 am »
Man, that Rock action figure has an expression like he's afraid George is gonna rape him.

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Re: Dwayne Johnson to star in movie based on Midway's Rampage game....
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 09:51:46 pm »
Lol...  Ralph and Lizzie actually look worse in that regard.

But hey, ages 3 and up, so it must be ok, right?  :)


  
 

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