Are you a fan of dystopian survival horror like The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and The Running Man? Do you love the Jurassic Park franchise? Do you wish there was a movie that meshed these two niche subgenres into an unabashedly sarcastic mashup? Well, pay attention, because this news is for you! The Jurassic Games is exactly what it sounds like!
[Directed by Ryan Bellgardt, the film] takes place in the near future, where ten death row convicts must compete in a virtual reality game show called The Jurassic Games. They will battle dinosaurs as well as each other — and if they die in the game, they also die in real life. It follows Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), a man wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife, who will be reunited with his children if he wins. Unfortunately for him, the game’s host adds harder and harder challenges for the contestants — and there can be only one winner.
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No trailer or release date yet, but producers are shooting for an early 2018 release; the photos above come courtesy of Galen Christy‘s High Octane Pictures.
For insight into Bellgardt unique style and macabre wit, check out the trailer, synopses, and posters for his previous works, Gremlin (2017) and Army of Frankensteins (2013) below.
Official Synopsis: A man receives a mysterious box containing a terrible secret, a creature that will kill everyone else in his family unless he passes it on to someone he loves to continue its never-ending circulation.
Official Synopsis: A young man travels back in time and fights with an army of Frankensteins in the Civil War.