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On-set injury halts work on "Rampage" with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Work on "Rampage," an action movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Negan" on "The Walking Dead") and "Moonlight" star Naomie Harris, temporarily paused after a stunt man was injured.

Johnson, whose previous Atlanta-filmed projects have included three of the "Fast and Furious" movies and the "Jumanji" remake (plus "Baywatch," which filmed on the Georgia coast), posted an update to his social media accounts.

"(M)y bud and bad ass stuntman, Dave Macomber, got thrown from one side of this massive C-17 plane to the other," he wrote. "Overshot his crash pad and flew straight into the wall and knocked himself out. 
He doesn't remember his last name, nor can he remember the name of his kids.

 Jokes aside, after this incident we shut down production and let our hard working crew go home. I stayed here with Dave and our stunt coordinator ..  and eventually got Dave to the hospital. Brain is intact, CT scan was clear and Dave takes it easy for a week before jumping back in the saddle. 
A strong reflection of how our stunt brothers and sisters will always be the backbone of Hollywood. 
All my luv, gratitude and respect."

Macomber has previously done stunts for “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “Fast Five,” one of the Fast/Furious movies that filmed in Atlanta.

"Rampage" sounds pretty physical from its imdb.com page, which says it's based on "the classic 1980's video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities."

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Plot: "Primatologist Davis Okoye (The Rock) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend."

The imdb page also says the movie will film in Chicago, but The Rock and co-stars Harris and Malin Akerman were all spotted out at Yebo Beach Haus in Buckhead the other night, and the Georgia Film Commission indicates "Rampage" is filming in Atlanta.

 

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