is an upcoming science fiction action thriller
film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and
Brian Taylor. The film stars Gerard Butler as
an unwilling participant in an online game in
which participants can control human beings as
players. Gamer will be released in North America
on September 4, 2009.
2034, mind-control technology has taken society
by storm, and a multiplayer on-line game called
"Slayers" allows gamers to control human
death row prisoners in mass-scale deathmatches.
Any inmate who lives through 30 matches wins his
freedom. Simon (Logan Lerman) controls Kable (Gerard
Butler) the on-line champion of the game having
won 27 matches and lived through them all, with
his every move tracked by millions, his ultimate
challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence
by defeating the game's mastermind (Michael C.
Hall) through launching an attack on the system
that has imprisoned him.
Butler as Kable, the highest-ranked warrior in
the game "Slayers"
Logan Lerman as Simon, who controls Kable
Michael C. Hall as Ken Castle
Milo Ventimiglia as Rick Rape, described as "Moonraker,
silver grill, with a latex outfit making him look
like a bumblebee."
Aaron Yoo as Humanez Dude
Ludacris as Humanez Brother
Terry Crews as Hackman
Alison Lohman as Trace
Kyra Sedgwick as Gina Parker Smith
John Leguizamo as Freek
Johnny Whitworth as Scotch
Zoe Bell as Sandra
Amber Valletta as Angie
Efren Ramirez as DJ Twist
May 2007, Lakeshore Entertainment re-teamed with
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the creators
of Crank (2006), to produce a "high-concept
futuristic thriller" called Game. Neveldine
and Taylor wrote the script for Game and were
slated to direct the film, while actor Gerard
Butler was cast into the lead role.
Production took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico
for a 53-day shoot. Filming was at the Albuquerque
Studios and on location around Albuquerque. Multistory
sets were built on parking lots in downtown Albuquerque
to depict buildings that were blown up in the
film, and other sets were built on the backlots
near the studios.bThe crew used special hand-held
Red One digital cameras, which allowed the special
effects team to begin work normally done in post-production
after each day's shooting.
In March 2009, the film's working title was changed
from "Game" to "Citizen Game"
In May 2009 another name change was announced,
the new name being "Gamer. (Credit: