Ape-inflicted damage imagined along Wacker in first ‘Rampage’ trailer
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(Above) A giant ape rips open Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in this frame from the first trailer for Rampage. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

18-Nov-17 – We’re five months away from the release of Rampage, but Chicago will feature prominently, if the first trailer for the film is any indication.

Filming in June included scenes of a “military response over river,” as described by Chicago Department of Transportation. Streets were closed along Wacker Drive on the north side of the Loop. There was aerial filming along Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Superior Street and filming on Madison Street in the Loop and near Federal Plaza.

New Line Cinema

(Above) The ape topples the Dearborn Street Bridgehouse and (below) takes machine gun fire near Wacker & Dearborn. Marina City in background at right. Westin Chicago River North at left.

New Line Cinema

The film is based on a video game from the 1980s about genetically altered apes and monsters amok in North America. It stars professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson.

The trailer was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. Rampage will be released on April 20, 2018.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 18-Nov-17 4:30 AM

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