Jurassic Games, The. Casting, Production Open, To Release in 2018
Jurassic Games, The Film Details
Director: Ryan Bellgardt
Release Date: TBA, 2018
Release Format: TBA
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
The Jurassic Games imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other.
However, there is a catch… If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife.
As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.
The Jurassic Games sounds both familiar but different. Based on the synopsis, the film is taking a page out of several well-known films. There are some big changes to the plot for The Jurassic Games that sets it apart.
• One, it’s a virtual reality game.
The concept of a virtual reality game that kills you in real life. We can find this on William Brent Bell’s Stay Alive. The only difference is that it was an online video game.
• Two, you’re not only battling each other, but you’re also battling dinosaurs.
The battle till the death theme became popular in The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. which has become a gateway for other theme related films, by the way.
Without a trailer for the film, one can assume Bellgardt’s film is a mix of the aforementioned films. Likewise, I like movies with the theme of man versus beast, so this alone intrigues me.
The cast stars Perrey Reeves, Ryan Merriman, Rett Terrell, Eryka Daly, Cate Jones, Adam Hampton, and Kate Burgess.
The Jurassic Games is the third feature film from Ryan Bellgardt. Bellgardt won several awards, including an Emmy-Award, so I have high hopes for his next film. Bellgardt is known for Gremlin. The exciting creature-feature released early this year in the Philippines. This, I am excited for a U.S. release. He is also known for Army of Frankensteins released in 2013.
Galen Christy’s High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, have kicked off production on Ryan Bellgardt’s The Jurassic Games.
An official release date is not yet announced but a 2018 release is planned.