Gerard Butler Locked In For A Futuristic Thriller (Blog)

Category: Gamer News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: May 16, 2007 | Publication: Ain't It Cool | Author: Quint
Publication/Article Link:Ain't It Cool

No, not ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: The Remake, another one!!!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here.

Another bit of news has come out of Cannes, besides the breaking news that I wish I was there of course, this time concerning Gerard Butler joining a futuristic thriller called GAME. The flick is the brainchild of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (CRANK) and is being produced by Lakeshore.

This sounds a little fucked up. It's kind of based in the world of video games. Where do we go from here? Well, it seems that it's not enough to manipulate and control fictional creations on a TV screen, so this future has people controlling other human beings through nano-devices. Butler plays Kable, a world-wide sensation and top ranked warrior in a game called SLAYERS. He tries to regain his humanity and topple the system, all while being watched by millions of viewers.

I don't know... these CRANK guys seem to be single-handedly returning action cinema to a kind of '80s fun we haven't seen in a while. This sounds like a new RUNNING MAN to me. Gerard Butler sounds perfect for this role. I just hope he doesn't start getting pigeon-holed in this kind of role. But whatever. He's good at it. Why not? Thoughts?