'Gamer' dir. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (trailer)

by Ashley Cooper

31 August 2009

 
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Gamer

Director: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Cast: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, John Leguizamo and Amber Valletta

(Lionsgate)
US theatrical: 4 Sep 2009
UK theatrical: 4 Sep 2009
2009

Review [11.Feb.2010]

Gerard Butler stars in Gamer, a film set in a not-so-distant future where a reclusive billionaire named Ken Castle has created a new form of entertainment, a game called Slayers. In it, players are allowed to act out any of their deep and dark fantasies, via the bodies of prison inmates, all in front of a live worldwide audience. Butler portrays Kable, the superstar and hero of the game, which is described as a first person shooter style that is so intense, knuckles turn white. Kable, controlled by an Simon, an adolescent celebrity known for his gaming skills, has to survive long enough to attain his freedom, as well as the freedom of his imprisoned family members. In doing so, he will have to destroy the technology which keeps him bound to the game and bring Castle and his technology to an end before it corrupts all of humanity.

Michael C. Hall co-stars as Castle, and also features Kyra Sedgwick, John Leguizamo and Amber Valletta.

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