Imagine a world where video games are no longer justs games, but are a place where you can live or die in reality. Where they are a place where you compete not for entertainment, but for freedom. That is the premise of the upcoming film The Jurassic Games, from director Ryan Bellgardt (Gremlin), who co-wrote the film with Galen Christy.
High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), has just announced that production has begun on the action-packed film.
From the Press Release:
Los Angeles, California : Galen Christy’s High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), have kicked off production on Ryan Bellgardt’s The Jurassic Games.
Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entoutrage), the film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch… If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.
The Jurassic Games is the third film from Emmy Award-winning director Bellgardt, whose highly anticipated creature feature Gremlin will be released this Summer.
Says Christy, “High Octane Pictures is very excited to be back in business with Ryan Bellgardt – unarguably one of the most talented new filmmakers in the business. The Jurassic Games is a very exciting concept – it’s part Hunger Games, part Jurassic Park… and just a hell of a lot of fun. With Bellgardt behind the camera, and the fantastic cast we’ve lined up for the film, it’s definitely a movie for film fans to anticipate. It’s gonna be dino-mite.”
High Octane Pictures upcoming credits include buzzed-about horror title Clowntergeist, out mid-year, and high concept science-fictioner The Answer.
Ryan Merriman and Perrey Reeves star alongside Erika Daly, Rett Terrell, Cate Jones, Katie Burgess, Adam Hampton, Lucas Ross, Tiger Sheu, J. Alan Davidson, Luke Wyckoff, and others.
The Jurassic Games will arrive sometime in 2018. We will update you when we learn more.
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