I dug the “Crank” movies so much that all you really have to say to me is “A film by Neveldine/Taylor” and I’m on board. I think their upcoming film “Gamer” is going to be much better than the recent trailer would have folks believe because while the trailer does a good job of conveying the basic plot, a green-band trailer can’t convey the batshit insanity that I expect, nay, DEMAND, from these gentlemen.
Today, we are lucky enough to bring you an exclusive new image from the film where we see protagonist Kable (Gerard Butler) and a bunch of other gentlemen presumably about to enter the fray. That or they’re waiting at the world’s worst DMV. With Neveldine/Taylor, you never know what to expect.
Click on the image above to see it in super-hi res. Check it out embiggened and with the full plot synopsis after the jump. “Gamer” hits theatres on September 4th.
GAMER is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people…for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game “Slayers,” allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.
Kable (300’s Gerard Butler) is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent “Slayers.” Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle’s ruthless technology.