As a gamer, the new trailer for Lionsgate’s Gamer, starring Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall, makes me wish such technology would be possible. Can you imagine actually controlling another person to do whatever you want? Of course I’d just keep my dude going to In-N-Out Burger for me, but still!
Gamer is set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers,” a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost desires and fantasies – online – in front of a global audience. Gaming has evolved into a terrifying new dimension…mind control…manipulation…people playing people! At the center is Kable (Butler), the superstar and cult hero of “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 save mankind from Castle’s ruthless technology.
See Gamer in theaters everywhere September 4.
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