The recently concluded season of “The Walking Dead” was one of the finest in the history of the show, and the bulk of the credit goes to one character - Negan. The diabolical baddie with a baseball bat was played superbly by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but now that the actor is done tackling zombies for some time, he can set his sights toward monsters for his next film.

Stopping the Rampage

Rampage” will be directed by Brad Peyton and is set to star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Dwayne Johnson in the lead roles. The film will be an adaptation of a classic 1986 arcade game called “Rampage” created by Midway Games.

In the video game, we see three monsters tearing through a city in typical destructive fashion. The adaptation will feature Morgan playing the role of Agent Russell, a character who is a part of a secret government division called OGA. Russell has been tasked with bringing down the monsters rampaging through his city, and he will probably have to team up with (or tackle) Dwayne Johnson's character. Johnson is set to play an animal lover in this film and he will probably try his best to protect the animals that have been turned into monsters because of dangerous lab experiments.

What to expect

Apart from the dynamic duo leading the film, the cast includes talented actors like Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Joe Manganiello (“Magic Mike XXL”), P.J.

Byrne (“Big Little Lies”) and Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”).

Brad Peyton’s last film “San Andreas” was not a success, but it wasn't a total failure either. The big positive was that he got to work with Dwayne Johnson, and the experience should yield dividends in this project. The director believes that this adaptation will show a lot of love for the original game, but will also deviate from it in key aspects.

He had this to say about the upcoming film: “It’s going to be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real than you’d expect. So you look at that original concept about a lab that affects these animals and makes them rampage, and that’s the nugget.” (SlashFilm).

Peyton is implying that he will look to bring in some cinematic depth to the original story line that belongs to a straight-up action video game.

Dwayne Johnson's character will be a welcome addition to the plot, adding more emotional weight to a monster flick. He will probably serve as the voice of reason, exploring the obvious reasons why experimenting on animals is such a heinous crime.

Rampage” is set to open in theaters on April 20th, 2018, but stay tuned for more details right here until then.