The Weta team incorporated part of Liles face into the design of George, “so that George’s eyes are Jason’s eyes, George’s expressions are Jason’s expressions”, commented Peyton.
George was modeled primarily off the real world gorilla, Snowflake that resided in the Barcelona zoo and died in 2003. Snowflake was also reference used for King Kong at Weta and the character Winter in War for Planet of the Apes. Weta went to great lengths to make sure George was different from Winter and felt original on screen in Rampage.
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