The first trailer for Neveldine/Taylor’s “Gamer” movie has just hit the net. This is the film that used to be called “Game” and “Citizen Game”.
According to the synopsis, the movie takes place in the near future where mind control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. With the popularity of MMORPG’s, I don’t think it’s such a farfetched concept.
Saying all that, the main reason you should be excited for “Gamer” is that it’s from the sick minds of Neveldine/Taylor. They’re the people behind “Crank” and “Crank High Voltage” – two films I thought were great.
While “Crank High Voltage” came out already, they actually made “Gamer” beforehand. Supposedly they had a lot of special effects that needed time to finish, and that’s the reason it’s taken so long to get released.
While action and violence isn’t everyone’s thing, the trailer looks like it’s my kind of movie. Take a look after the jump. “Gamer” stars Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, John Leguizamo and Kyra Sedgwick.
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.