See the first photos of Dwayne Johnson as animal-loving hero in action adventure ‘Rampage’

Dwayne Johnson has finally found a co-star who’s bigger than “The Rock.” In the action adventure Rampage (in theaters April 20, 2018), the larger-than-life Johnson plays a heroic primatologist whose best friend is a 7-foot-tall, 500-pound rare albino silverback gorilla named George. “I’m pretty sure on paper he’s smarter than me as well,” Johnson quips. Thanks to an experimental serum gone wrong, George and other creatures grow enormous and go on a path of destruction in Rampage, an adaptation of the 1980s video game that’s also grounded in real gene-editing science. “Like with anything that powerful, you have to really be careful that you’re utilizing it wisely and not for the wrong reasons,” Johnson says. More: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham to star in ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff More: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is producing a new podcast, and it’s worth a listen The former pro wrestler and Fast and Furious regular stars as Davis Okoye, a guy who gets along with animals way better than people. “When animals like you, they lick you. When they don’t like you, they eat you. That’s his philosophy, which has gotten him far in life,” says Johnson. Davis notices George getting more sizable and consequently more uncontrollable, and as he tries to help, it soon becomes clear the gorilla’s not the only beast affected: By the end of the movie, Davis is trying to keep George, a 30-foot wolf named Ralph, and Lizzie, a crocodile the size of a football field, from wrecking Chicago while… [Read full story]

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