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TOTLB S07 Jason Liles Rampage

Today is a VERY special episode!! We had the pleasure of speaking with Jason Liles, the star, of the summer hit movie, Rampage RELEASING ON BLU-RAY AND DVD JULY 17TH!! Jason did all of the motion capture for the Gorilla, George! Jason was such an upbeat and excited person, it was our honor to have him on the show!

It took Jason a full SIX months of preparation: studying gorillas’ physicality, their psyche, their modes of both vocal and non-vocal communication, and most importantly, training on ape “arm extensions”  under the tutelage of King Kong himself, Terry Notary (top in the field) perfecting the art of a character enhanced by motion capture. He gives us a lot of insight into his work with Terry, plus his work in the motion capture field, as this was his first time doing motion capture!

Our conversation took an awesome turn, when Jason started speaking about Gorilla conservation! During his time with them, he absolutely fell in love. He gives us some sad statistics about the state of Gorilla’s in nature, and we talk a little bit about what we can do as humans! What an awesome person Jason was, and an even more spectacular human being!

REMEMBER THAT RAMPAGE COMES OUT ON BLU-RAY/DVD ON JULY 17TH, 2018!!

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Jason Liles “Rampage” Star Headed to San Diego Comic Con

Rampage is massive, ‘Rampage’ is fun, but the one thing that ‘Rampage’ is about more than anything is the relationship I have with my best friend, ‘George,’ played absolutely brilliantly and to perfection by Jason Liles.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Jason Liles, the co-star of the smash hit movie, “Rampage,” will be in attendance at San Diego Comic Con 2018!! Jason plays the lovable gorilla, George, the best friend of Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), who lives at the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary. Jason, standing at 6’9″ committed himself to 6 full months of preparation: studying gorillas’ physicality, their psyche, their modes of both vocal and non-vocal communication, and most importantly, training on ape “arm extensions”  under the tutelage of King Kong himself, Terry Notary (top in the field) perfecting the art of a character enhanced by motion capture. Not only will Jason be attending all four days of the convention, but Warner Brothers will be installing a special replica of the silver-back albino gorilla, adjacent to the Omni Hotel!

Liles’ next big screen role as ‘King Ghidorah,’ a kaiju film monster that has golden-scaled wings and three heads in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” is expected to be the big box office hit coming out March 22, 2019. His work alongside two accomplished mo-cap actors, without a doubt, will be a focal point of the final version of the famous monster. In the film, Godzilla is pitted against some of the biggest monsters in pop culture history.