04-17-09: April Fools for Game?

Gerard Butler in Game

[UPDATED 4-22-09] Back to square one!  The announcement of the renaming of Game to Citizen Game turns out to be an April Fools joke from directors Neveldine and Taylor (done on March 31, go figure)!  The film is still titled Game, BUT will be renamed eventually. Considering some of the comments we received about the title Citizen Game, this isn’t a bad thing. 😀  Of course, this could be just another way to get people to talk about a film that changes release dates so often we are having Pathology flashbacks!

A few other details from their interview with Collider.com:

  • The release date is September 4, 2009.
  • They have big plans for Comic Con 2009 in July.
  • The test screenings for the film have been positive.

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  1. These two will dement any. Simply Eric Berne in operation. Jokers… But a trailer – strong. Cool.

  2. Yvonne Georgiou says:

    To be reeeely honest not fussed what they call the movie as long as Gerry’s in it.

    Right behind you in the queue for tickets to that cage match Krista, and they’d better build it high with electric fencing to stop me from jumping in and joining them.

    Mrs G.xx

  3. Kathryn Dorff says:

    This is good news. Frankly, when I saw “Citizen Game” as the new title, I was ready
    to throw in the towel. I even waxed poetic, thinking, “To Rename the Name of Game to Citizen
    Game, How Lame, what a Shame (though I want to Remain and
    Return Again.”

  4. I love the idea of that cage match between the writer, Gerry and Jason Statham! LOL! I think I would pay admission to see that! Gerry and Jason need to do a film together!

  5. My thought was they were performing some sort of publicity stunt as “Citizen” Game had me thinking of Law Abiding Citizen every time I read anything with the name of the movie. Perhaps I am the only one who associated one “Citizen” movie with the other.

    I am still looking forward to seeing the movie but am a little bewildered as to why they are holding it back so long. They have hyped it to the max and now are only succeeding in driving people away from the picture when it actually hits theaters.

  6. Well, I must say all of these changes and delays have only succeeded in me losing interest in this project – Sorry, Gerry. I guess I will be seeing whatever/whenever they finally get around to releasing it! LOL

  7. Ann Luongo says:

    Thanks for clarifying that. I really cringed when I hear it would be called “Citizen Game.” Oy.