Mix The Running Man with dinosaurs (why not?) and you’d have something like The Jurassic Games, Uncork’d Entertainment’s latest, scheduled for release this June. A wrongfully imprisoned man is sentenced with nine other criminals to play the titular game as punishment, which is also broadcast as entertainment for the bread-and-circuses demanding masses.
The game is described as taking place in “virtual reality,” which provides a nice loophole for the unconvincing dinos, but somehow movies like this can NEVER fix the problem of dying for real when you die in a VR game. Funny, that.
Every year, 10 of the world’s most lethal death row criminals are chosen to compete for their freedom in The Jurassic Games, a television show where contestants must survive against a variety of ferocious dinosaurs. The players all die gruesomely in the game zone except for one, the last one standing, the winner, who is granted not only his freedom, but fame and fortune. Survive the dinosaurs. Survive each other. Survive…The Jurassic Games.
The Jurassic Games stars Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (”Entourage”), and was directed by Ryan Bellgardt. It’s coming to VOD platforms June 12, and DVD July 3. You know you want to look at this….