The first Big Game trailer has gone online. The Finnish film stars Onni Tommila as a young boy going through a right of passage by hunting in the wilderness. During his hunt, he finds the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) who has landed in the woods in his escape pod after being attacked on Air Force One. Together, the two must survive against the terrorists who hunting down the leader of the free world. I saw the film at TIFF last year, and I felt that the film was too ambivalent about its tone to be enjoyable, and this trailer surprisingly follows suit. The idea behind Big Game is to take its ridiculous premise, play it straight, and get adventure and humor as a result, but it never really comes together.
Hit the jump to check out the Big Game trailer. The film also stars Ray Stevenson as well as Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, and Jim Broadbent picking up easy paychecks by spending the entire flick in one room. The movie opens in Finland in March and in the U.K. on May 8th. There is currently no U.S. release date.
Via Film Divider.
Here’s the brief synopsis from TIFF:
The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year-old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse, Oskari and the president must team up to survive the most extraordinary night of their lives.