Watch: Trailer for Weird Sci-Fi Film 'The Call Up' About Virtual Reality

May 27, 2016
Source: Apple

The Call Up Trailer

This time it's for real. Vertical Entertainment has released an official trailer for a sci-fi action film called The Call Up, from writer/director Charles Barker about a virtual reality video game that turns out to be more than just a simple, harmless video game. The story follows a group of gamers invited to participate in a brand new shoot-’em-up virtual reality experience, but they soon discover it may not be a "game" after all. This sounds like it's borrowing the Ender's Game concept and combining it with the virtual reality craze. The cast includes Max Deacon, Morfydd Clark, Ali Cook and Christopher Obi. It actually looks like it has some solid action, but I'm not sure if the rest will be any good. The suits look a bit cheesy. Take a look.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Charles Barker's The Call Up, in high def from Apple:

The Call Up Poster

A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, but things take a sinister turn when these masters of the shoot ’em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives. The Call Up is a feature sci-fi film both written and directed by filmmaker Charles Barker, making his feature directing debut after making an award winning short film previously. The film opens in the UK later this year, but otherwise hasn't played at any film festivals yet. Vertical Entertainment will release Barker's The Call Up in limited US theaters + on VOD starting June 24th this summer. Anyone interested in this?

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  • Well... COD fans will love it. I will give it a shot someday.
  • It kind of gives me a Cube feeling, with them being trapped in a game of dooooom!
    Weird and cool.
  • deerosa
    As usual the brother dies first.
  • this was superb bad acting...
  • cuckoozey
    Here's hoping for a new article at some point to push that pic of the guy in the goofy helmet further down the page.
    • Ha! You're that opposed to this film? Dang... One post is up there now at least, more on the way.
      • cuckoozey
        Haha, not opposed to the film - just the pic, I'm always chomping at the bit for new firstshowing articles...
        • Currently in the middle of a very complex MAJOR move across the world, so things will be a bit delayed this week... But hoping to get more content up and running soon. My apologies, working on it, but things are crazy right now. :)
          • cuckoozey
            No worries Alex, thanks for the info and good luck with alla that!
          • Did you move to Berlin Alex? Nice one if so. It's a great place.
          • I did indeed. Just moved to Berlin. I love it here! It is indeed a great place. Getting settled now, and pushing out some content now that I've had some rest.
          • Nice one man! I was going to say to check out the Stroke Art Fair, but I think it's in Munich this year. Though being in Europe you're pretty close by to so many places compared with the US. I know a few guys who run art spaces out there so if there's anything exhibition wise, I'll send it your way. 😉
    • I know what you mean. The guy is in love with his gun.
  • shiboleth
    This is another way of hooking people up for some army shit. No, thank you ...
  • Relona Savena
    Oh Man The African American Man dies first!!! :( Nope not on board for that, that dude seemed pretty charismatic. I'm not... It's disappointing to say the least...




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