The news today (from JoBlo.com via The Hollywood Reporter) that old school video game “Rampage” is being made into a movie means that we’ve got at least three giant monster movies on the way. The other two are Gareth Edward’s Godzilla reboot and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.
I’m honestly the most excited about Pacific Rim because a) del Toro and b) Idris Elba is in it. The film concerns what happens when giant monsters appear on Earth and a team of giant robot-operating good guys have to fight back.
The Godzilla reboot I feel meh about. Gareth Edward’s Monsters was okay but a little boring at the end of the day. Hopefully Godzilla will be more prevalent than Monsters’ titular beasts were. And no Matthew Broderick or baby Godzillas, please.
I guess we’ve got a bit of a “giant monster” renaissance going on what with recent films like King Kong, Cloverfield, and Monsters and these upcoming flicks. My friend had an old copy of “Rampage” in college which we played quite a bit, so it’ll be interesting to see how the game – in which you’re just supposed to smash everything in sight – translates to the big screen.
|One of the monsters was a werewolf, BTW ;)|
Anyone excited about any of these flicks? Know of any others on the way?