Gamer Gets a Trailer

Gamer Gets a Trailer

The first trailer has been released for Gamer, a sci-fi flick in which real people are taken over and used as pawns by players in massive and deadly real-life gaming tournaments.

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Prisoners on death row agree to take part in bloody, hyper-violent competitions, with freedom promised to anyone who survives long enough. The tournaments are immensely popular with the public but as one courageous and noble gladiator who stands above the rest begins to approach his release, the sadistic evil genius behind the scenes pulls out all the stops to keep him down.

No, it's not Running Man and it's not Death Race. It's Gamer, a new film starring Gerard Butler, John Leguizamo, Kyra Sedgwick and Michael C. Hall that's due for release in September 2009. In the movie's dark future, people are able to take control of the physical actions of their fellow humans, forcing them to do their bidding like puppets on a string. Naturally, this horrific technology is turned to entertainment purposes through a game called "Slayers," featuring controlled death row inmates thrown into intense, explosive battles, with the reward of freedom awaiting anyone who survives 30 games.

No points for originality, obviously, and I can't help but have a few concerns about the presence of a character named "Rick Rape," but how does the trailer look? A victimized good guy, an egomaniac bad guy, gun play, explosions, car chases, Ludacris; in other words, if you haven't seen it by the second weekend of release you're probably going to have to wait for the DVD release.

Source: Total Film

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As a fun, mindless popcorn flick: I would totally see it.
But who expects Oscar winning excellence from this?
I'll go to watch explosions and gun play, and probably walk away happy.

As long as Mr. Butler yells "this is (insert something relative to the movie)!" i might be tempted to watch this. Although i have a sneaking suspicion i will be disappointed.

I like how they have so many famous people in this.. it could be good 8)

xmetatr0nx:
As long as Mr. Butler yells "this is (insert something relative to the movie)!" i might be tempted to watch this. Although i have a sneaking suspicion i will be disappointed.

He didn't do that in RocknRolla, but it was still a great movie. Anyway, I'll watch, just don't think it'll be at the movies. And it's midless violence for today's audiences so it has promise to be a money spinner.

At first I was expecting a reworking of eXistenz, but see it looks more like Counterstrike/Battlefeld 2: The real world edition

That said, could be a fun & mindless bit of fun for a night in once on DVD

Malygris:
...and it's not Death Race

Hey, hey, hey. Death Race is a good movie, a remake of a better movie, lets not say things we don't mean. Death Race is a decent film, fair enough not to original (well, in some ways). And no, it probably won't be as good as Death Race, but lets not judge it on that scale of excellence...

Ok. Sounds like generic action, I'll check it out.

Sounds like another explosion movie. There are a lot of those these days, maybe we should rename blockbusters to "explosion filled movie". It would be more accurate.

This looks great, I'll be there day one.

Youtube video down.

Well, aside from there being NO TRAILER, this looks awesome :D

I mean, what's not to love? Well, as long as they stick in plenty of asplosions and bullets, I'll see it for a laugh.

Easy: just google "Gamer trailer" and you'll find plenty of sites you can watch it on.

Well... it looks like generic action movie. I might check it out sometime. Too bad it's named Gamer though, I thought a movie called Gamer would be more about, you know, videogames n stuff, and not Running Man 2.0 but meh...

"starring Gerard Butler, John Leguizamo"
Did anyone else see those 2 names next to each other and have trouble picturing them in the same movie? I mean, the last good character that Leguizamo played, was in the movie "Spawn", sooo...

Anyway, just youtubed the trailer, not bad. Looks better than some previous movies i've seen, though I will probably wait till it's on video.

Dexter is it it so its massive insta-win for me...

needausername:

Hey, hey, hey. Death Race is a good movie, a remake of a better movie, lets not say things we don't mean. Death Race is a decent film, fair enough not to original (well, in some ways). And no, it probably won't be as good as Death Race, but lets not judge it on that scale of excellence...

I second that. Jason Statham + fast cars + ridiculous stunts + ludicrous plot + Ian McShane = hella fun.

I'll watch Gamer solely for the fact that Terry Crews is in it.

Again? Already? Ugh. They need to at least TRY to do something a little different with it. :/

Sounds perfect for some Michael Bay action sequences, plus the guy proved he can make a sucky movie and still get rich with Transformers. Could be good, but could be Bay

I saw it as a preview before Transformers 2. I read about it on IMDB. I think it looks good. I'm definitely going to see it.....

isn't this kinda the reverse of manhunt

 

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