Talk about reporting old news — this first look at Gerard Butler in the upcoming Neveldine/Taylor (Crank) film Game has to be at least a week old. In fact, it appears that everyone on the web has covered this. But we would be doing a serious disservice to every Gerard Butler fan who reads FSR exclusively for their movie news — notably my own mother — if we didn’t give this story some love. Therefore, I am happy to present to you a few images from the upcoming film Game:

Gerard Butler in Game

Gerard Butler in Game

As you can see, Gerard Butler is a badass. The film tells the story of a death row inmate named Kabel (Butler) who has unwittingly become a pop culture hero because of a twisted, ultra-violent online game that he has been forced to participate in. The film’s full synopsis is below. It was written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who are also currently working on Crank 2.

Official Synopsis: In the not too distant future, Kabel (Gerard Butler), a death row inmate, has unwittingly become a pop culture hero. Every week, millions worldwide tune in online to watch him and hundreds of other convicts battle in Slayers, an ultra-violent multi-player online game invented by technological genius Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). To the wealthy young gamer who controls his every move, Kable is just a sim character. To the resistance group that opposes Castle’s games as high-tech slavery, he is a critical element in their battle to take down the inventor. Caught in the crosshairs of two opposing forces and under the command of a teenager’s remote device, Kable must use his extraordinary fighting skills to escape the game, bring down Castle and overthrow the system.

Though it does not have a release date, it is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2008.

What do you think of the look of Game?

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