Most of what has leaked about Gamer so far is admittedly not very funny. Where's the humor in be manipulated in combat to the death by some master computer geek? But there is a lighter side to this dystopian tale of future gaming, John Leguizamo tells Sci Fi Wire. Leguizamo, who plays the character Freek in the movie, says he is there primarily to provide some comic relief:
I'm like a Renfield in the Dracula story, that crazy guy who's locked up in an insane asylum ... I'm in there; I have all this information, and I'm in the prison. I'm in the game.
In the game, but not involved in the butt-kicking so much. That, he says, he is leaving up to Gerard Butler, who plays Kable, the cyber-gladiator at the center of the action. Posted 06.09.09 by reelz
For an unpretentious indie comedy about a bunch of Star Wars nerds, Fanboys has generated an impressive amount of controversy. The movie, written and directed by Kyle Newman, first garnered interest in the online community when it screened to raves at last year's Comic-Con. But when distributor Weinstein Co. attempted to re-cut Fanboys and excise the flick's infamous "cancer" storyline, outraged fans issued petitions and threatened to boycott future Weinstein offerings.
The nerds prevailed. And at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, some of them will get a chance to witness the fruits of their victory. The Weinstein Co. announced today that an exclusive screening of Fanboys (the cancer version) will be held at the Convention Center on July 24th, with free tickets handed out to the first 300 people in line at the Lucasfilm’s 7th Annual Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Awards.
I'm sure the line is already forming. Posted 07.21.08 by reelz