New Gerard Butler Actioner Gets First Poster, Third Name


The Mark Neveldine / Brian Taylor directed action film once known as Game — which stars Gerard Butler as a futuristic prisoner who has become part of a sick and twisted live-action video game — has once again been retitled. A few weeks back the film was given a new title, Citizen Game, but a new poster revealed today by the folks at UGO brings its third name, simply Gamer.

Assuming this name doesn’t change again, this title works for the film, which is one of the longest gestating films of the past few years. Filmed prior to Crank 2, the Lakeshore Entertainment production has been plagued by all sorts of problems — whicn from what I hear include some odd test screening results and a much greater amount of CGI than what Neveldine/Taylor are used to working with. To say the least, I still have hopes for this, as I’ve long enjoyed the mayhem created by Neveldine and Taylor. And Gerard Butler is a solid action guy, as well.

Gamer will finally be in theaters September 4, 2009. It also stars Ludacris, Milo Ventimiglia, Alison Lohman and Michael C. Hall. Check out the interactive poster below, courtesy of UGO.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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