Samuel L. Jackson Lost in the Wild in First Finnish 'Big Game' Trailer

January 5, 2015

Big Game

"We think this is the most serious terrorist action since 9/11." Hollywood doesn't make many live-action family action adventure films anymore where the kid is the hero. But Finland isn't beyond throwing one out there with Big Game, a story that finds Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States of America who ends up lost in international woods after Air Force One is shot out of the sky. Though the president isn't on his own as a young boy named Oskari (Onni Tommila), armed with a bow and arrow, tries to help him survive in the wild as terrorists pursue them with all the flare and fun of a Matthew Vaughn flick. Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson, Felicity Huffman and more also star in the film. Watch below!

Here's the Finnish trailer (with subtitles) for Jalmari Helander's Big Game (via YouTube):

Big Game

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 debuts Finland on March 25th and the UK on May 8th, but has no US release date.

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  • redtie
    Looks like brain wasting fun! I'm in.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Finnish movies just gets better and better every year. Proud to be finn!
  • CoosCoos
    Sam Jackson will soon overshadow Nic Cage as the 'man who won't say no to any role'.
    • Tester
      yes, but he makes no excuses about it.. he says it is a job and in a job you work. Also, you really can't go wrong with Samuel L doing Samuel L over and over again.. I cannot say the same about Cage
  • Armitall
  • shiboleth
    you can't miss this nonsense, just can't... That's how good it looks...
  • Yep I'll be watching this.
    • Nash
      Indeed. Enough nonsense, action, pokerfaced Secret Service agents and over the top terrorists to at least make me order 2 buckets of popcorn. And let's face it, don't ya love them Samuel Jackson. The dude should become prez for real. Oh, and of course the twist is that the agent in the airplane is involved in the attack.
      • I just quite like Finnish movies, did you watch Rare Exports yet? It's really good.
        • Nash
          No, not yet. Only saw the trailer. Liked The Trollhunter though... (Norwegian)
          • Trollhunter was one of my favourite films the year it came out, something about the mannerisms of Norwegians, same with the Fins.
          • Nash
            Indeed. Now we're at it: let's include the Swedish: Let the right one in, The girl with the dragon tattoo. There is something authentic and mysterious about these Scandinavian countries that appears to help them to make great movies...
  • John Doe
    You know what... it doesn't even look half bad. Kinda makes me wish Sam Jackson was president for real.
    Looks pretty solid. B-Movie stuff is my bread and butter.




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