First Look: Gerard Butler in Lionsgate's Game
Although we actually visited the set of Game back in November and directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have already wrapped production and moved onto Crank 2, there is still no footage, no real photos, no poster, not even a release date yet. Eventually we will all be introduced to the next great action flick courtesy of the Crank guys, but until then, these two new photos will suffice. Game is intense new film that stars Gerard Butler as a prisoner named Kabel who is controlled by a player in a futuristic real world video game. I can't speak for the concept, but I can tell you the explosions and fights are going to be absolutely insane. Neveldine and Taylor just threw everything they had into this and it's like Crank, but with Gerard Butler wielding guns, blowing shit up, and hunting for bad guys in a futuristic wasteland.
Thanks to SlashFilm for unearthing these two new badass photos. At least we've finally got something good to look at while we wait for Lionsgate to actually release a trailer! Excited yet?
In the not too distant future, Kabel (Gerard Butler), a death row inmate, has unwittingly become a pop culture hero. Every week, millions worldwide tune in online to watch him and hundreds of other convicts battle in Slayers, an ultra-violent multi-player online game invented by technological genius Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). To the wealthy young gamer who controls his every move, Kable is just a sim character. To the resistance group that opposes Castle's games as high-tech slavery, he is a critical element in their battle to take down the inventor. Caught in the crosshairs of two opposing forces and under the command of a teenager's remote device, Kable must use his extraordinary fighting skills to escape the game, bring down Castle and overthrow the system.
Game is both written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the two genius filmmakers behind Crank and the upcoming Crank 2: High Voltage and Jonah Hex. The film was produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and is being distributed by Lionsgate. Game currently does not have an official release date set, but should arrive sometime in 2008.