Butler Plays Game with Crank Creators


Lakeshore Entertainment is reuniting with Crank creators Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor for the Gerard Butler starrer Game, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The high-concept thriller takes place in the near future, when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. In this dystopian world, the ultimate online simulation environment is humans remote-controlling other humans in mass-scale, multiplayer online gaming.

Butler (300) plays Kable, the No. 1-ranked warrior in the highest-rated game, called “Slayers.” With his every move tracked by millions, Kable’s ultimate challenge is to regain his identity and bring down the system that has imprisoned him.

Game marks the third time Lakeshore has teamed with Neveldine and Taylor, who together wrote and directed Crank. The duo will write and helm Game, which will begin filming in January. Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing alongside Crank producer Skip Williamson.