This is a bit of a strange one. There’s a trailer for a film starring Ryan Reynolds called Free Guy, and I’m going to admit that I had no idea this film was being made.
The film takes place inside a video game, a bit like GTA Online, and tells the story of how an NPC (non-playable character) becomes aware that he’s in a video game and starts to fight back.
Ryan Reynolds plays this NPC (called just Guy), and he ends up somehow joining Jodie Comer’s character, Molotov Girl in her quest to I’m supposing break the game…? I’m not really sure how the film’s going to play out, but that’s the gist I got from Free Guy’s trailer.
The film’s being directed by Shawn Levy, who’s been pretty busy producing and directing episodes of Stranger Things. He’s also working off a script by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn.
Interestingly enough Penn’s previous writing credits include Ready Player One, so he seems to be the go-to-guy when it comes to movies about video games.
Matt Lieberman’s previous writing credits include Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles and this year’s animated feature, The Addams Family.
Free Guy’s Trailer Makes The Film Feel Like A Mixture of Ready Player One, The Lego Movie and Deadpool
Free Guy also stars Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and Taika Waititi will be playing Antoine, who I believe is the game’s creator.
Here’s the film’s synopsis according to Wikipedia, and I’m only putting this in because I heard virtually nothing about this movie beforehand:
In the open-world video game Free City, an amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite, Guy (Reynolds) is a non-player character (NPC), working as a bank teller. Thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly (Comer) and Keys (Keery) inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine (Waititi), Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.
Free Guy should be hitting cinemas on July 3rd, 2020.
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