Terry Crews has made a lot of movies. But according to this former NFL player, what he had to do in Neveldine/Taylor’s “Gamer” was the most challenging yet. That’s because the crazy filmmakers behind “Crank” and “Crank: High Volatge” made Terry do a stunt that had him crashing into a real wall with almost no protection. Even the stunts guys told him not to do it. But that’s why I can’t wait to see “Gamer” this weekend…crazy stunts that aren’t repeated anywhere else. Also, since Terry also just wrapped on Stallone’s “Expendables”, he gave me an update on that movie and what it was like to be on that set. It’s all after the jump so take a look:
And here’s a link to some clips from “Gamer”. You can see the stunt Terry talks about in clip 4. And if you aren’t familair with “Gamer”…
GAMER is a high-concept action thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers,” a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost desires and fantasies – online – in front of a global audience. Gaming has evolved into a terrifying new dimension…mind control…manipulation…people playing people!
At the center is Kable (300′s Gerard Butler), the superstar and cult hero of “Slayers,” the savage, ultraviolent first person shooter game. 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.
- Working with Neveldine/Taylor – he talks about how much he wanted this part
- Talks about a stunt they were afraid to have him do
- The Expendables – talks about his character, working with Stallone, and how everyone was “working out” a lot