Gamer: MMO Comes to the Silver Screen

I wonder whether the filmmakers involved in making Gamer would have reconsidered naming the film something else, cause it’s actually pretty hard to search for the movie with such a generic term¬† of a title.

Generic title aside, the premise for the film is pretty interesting. Take a look at the synopsis:

Gamer, a high-concept action thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, Slayers, a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost fantasies and desires – online – in front of a global audience.

Gaming has evolved into a terrifying new dimension mind control mind manipulation people playing people! At the center is Kable (Gerard Butler), the superstar and cult hero of Slayers, the savage, ultra-violent first-person shooter game. Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with a rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity, and to save mankind from Castles ruthless technology.

Yup, an MMO in real life, with all the bombs and explosions most people would rather experience virtually. The film stars the guy from 300 (Gerard Butler – Leonidas) and that creepy looking guy who plays a serial killer in the TV series Dexter. It even has Luda! Check out the trailer below:

Gamer will be released in cinemas in September 2009.

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