Release Date: September 04, 2009
Starring Lloyd Kaufman, Keith David, John Leguizamo, Dylan Kenin
Directed by Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
'Gamer' is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.Kable ('300''s Gerard Butler) is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with 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 Castle's ruthless technology.
Synopsis:In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?
Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Producers: Robert L. Benun, Gary Lucchesi, James McQuaide, Mark Neveldine, Michael Paseornek, Eric Reid, Tom Rosenberg, David Rubin, Brian Taylor, Skip Williamson, Richard S. Wright
Musicians: Robb Williamson, Geoff Zanelli
Cinematographers: Ekkehart Pollack
Editors: Peter Amundson, Fernando Villena, Doobie White