First Look: Samuel L. Jackson is a President in the Wild in 'Big Game'
In case you didn't know, Samuel L. Jackson is playing the President of the United States of America in a new movie called Big Game. No, this isn't some outlandish grindhouse movie where the president is a bad ass motherfucker, but instead, the movie is described as Air Force One meets The Grey, where the Commander in Chief finds himself stranded in the wilderness when his signature plane is shot down by terrorists. In the vast landscape of nature, a 13-year-old boy named Oskari (Onni Tommila) is the only one in the area who is able to help the president survive. This sounds like it could be damn cool, and as the eight-week production overseas in Bavaria is coming to a close, we have a first look photo from the film!
Here's the first look photo from Jalmari Helander's Big Game via Variety:
In addition, new cast members were also just revealed including Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) playing a CIA director, Victor Garber (Titanic, Argo) as the Vice President and Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster) as General Underwood. They join Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, The Iron Lady) and Ray Stevenson (Thor, GI Joe: Retaliation) in the thriller which is said to combine "the universal rite-of-passage theme of iconic 80′s films, such as E.T. and The Karate Kid with the visceral thrill of high-concept action classics such as Die Hard and Taken. That's a tall order, but it sounds bad ass.
Big Game is written and directed by Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale). When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving The President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only person who can save him – a 13-year old boy called Oskari, who had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters as Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed. The film doesn't yet have a release date, but you can see more photos at their Facebook page.