Finnish director Jalmari Helander and young star Onni Tommila got our attention with 2010’s Santa-centric horror movie Rare Exports, and now they’re back in a big way with the action-packed Big Game. Watch Tommila team with screen legend Samuel L. Jackson in the new trailer and poster below!
Big Game tells the story of Oskari (Onni Tommila), a shy, nervous 13-year-old boy. Like his forefathers, his time has come to take a test of manhood by spending one day and one night alone in the wilderness of a vast local forest. Armed only with a bow and arrow, his task is to return with a prize to prove himself. But this is no ordinary night; Air Force One is shot down by terrorists and Oskari discovers the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) in an escape pod. Now the fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in his hands.
With the terrorists closing in, Oskari and the President must team up to survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives. Big Game also stars Jim Broadbent, Ted Levine, Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman, Mehmet Kurtulus and Ray Stevenson. Helander’s native Finland will get the film on March 25, with more European openings throughout the following months, although there is no word on a U.S. release yet.