Dwayne Johnson is about to protect America from a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf in a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s arcade game Rampage. Johnson is reteaming with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for the action movie, which is set to start production next summer.

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson is to battle some unusual enemies in Rampage

The script is to be written by Ryan Engle, who penned the Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop, though a director is yet to be announced.

Rampage will tell the story of three terrifying beasts who wreak havoc on major U.S cities. All three were originally humans who became the subjects of experiments by evil scientists. It came a major hit in the 1980s on a number of different platforms. 

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Studio New Line will be buoyant over the huge success of San Andreas, which made $415 million worldwide and confirmed Johnson as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. He was also in the ensemble cast of the $1 billion movie Fast & Furious 7 and will be next seen opposite Kevin Hart in the espionage comedy Central Intelligence.

The original arcade game was set over 128 days in cities across North America. It started out in Peoria, Illinois and ended in the same city though other versions of the game started in San Jose, California and ended in Los Angeles. Only Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont were spared.

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