Governor Bill Richardson Announces Game to be filmed in New Mexico
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Article Date: August 28, 2007 | Publication: Office of Governor Bill Richardson | Author: Press Release
Publication/Article Link:Office of Governor Bill Richardson
SANTA FE—Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the Lakeshore Entertainment production, Game, starring Gerard Butler, will be shot in New Mexico.
The film will be shot for 55 days in and around Albuquerque from November 5 through February 5 and expects to hire approximately 182 New Mexico crew members.
The writer-director team is Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright and Skip Williamson will produce, and local New Mexican David Rubin will executive produce.
The action thriller Game takes place in the non-too-distant future, where video games and reality TV have gone way beyond the boundaries of today. 2018’s top-rated show pits prison convicts against each other in a deadly militaristic game. John Tillman (Butler), framed and imprisoned for life for a crime he did not commit, must participate in the Game to win release from his sentence. His military training and natural physical prowess have made him hugely popular with the millions of fans who tune in each week to watch the show – but even more powerful forces want to make sure that Tillman never gets out alive.
Since Richardson took office, over 80 feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding over $1.2 billions dollars to New Mexico’s economy.
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