In Gamer Gerard Butler plays Kable, a death row inmate who has become the champion of an online game called ‘Slayers’. The story takes place in a future where mind-control technology has become the norm and the game ‘Slayers’ provides humans the ability to control other humans on a mass scale. To those that run the game Kable is nothing more than a human bot – a simulation. But to those who resist oppression, he is the key to overthrowing a high-tech system of slavery.
A while back I wrote that Gamer was a cerebral actioner where the core story is heavily influenced by research into real-life technology that is under development. In the following interview Gerard Butler confirms the movie is very much a comment about the future of technology, entertainment and morality. He also confirms that the movie is way more violent than 300. That’ll be something.
Gamer also stars Milo Ventimiglia, best known for his role as Peter Petrelli in NBC’s Heroes, as well as Michael C. Hall of the popular serial killer series, Dexter.
Watch the international trailer here, the US domestic trailer here and view additional images here.
Visit the Official Gamer Website here.
Gamer hits theaters on September 4, 2009.