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Gerard Butler To Try On The Statham's Pants

By TK | Trailers | May 11, 2009 | Comments ()

By TK | Trailers | May 11, 2009 |


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Oh boy. Below is the trailer for Gamer, which comes out in September. Written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, it stars Gerard Butler as a death row convict who participates in a sort of... live-action video game possession thingamawhatsit. I don't know. It's complicated, I suppose. The premise is essentially that in the future, people play an online video game, only it's not online -- instead, they control actual people in battles to the death. If the convict survives 30 of these battles, he gets to go free. Sort of a Death Race meets The Running Man meets Tron meets... hell if I know.

There are a lot of problems here. The trailer is kind of seizure-inducing. Gerard Butler plays a character named Kable -- the "K" means he's extra badass Sigh. Hollywood, it's OK to just use normal names, you know. You don't have to treat this like a hillbilly baptism. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there -- John Leguizamo plays "Freek," Alison Loman plays "Trace," and Terry Crews plays "Hackman." Oy. It's like The Matrix mated with Hackers. Oh, and Milo Ventimiglia plays a character named, I shit you not, "Rick Rape." Unless IMDB is lying to me, which isn't unheard of.

Despite all of that, and the dizzying trailer, one has to feel a glimmer of excitement. Why, you ask? Because Neveldine and Taylor have worked together before. They also wrote and directed Crank and Crank: High Voltage.

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Yeah. So we'll wait and see. Because although this does not have The Statham (shirtless or otherwise, for reasons I can't comprehend), it will have shirtless Butler action, which is still pretty good stuff.


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