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A guy named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) realizes he's just an NPC for an open-world video game called Free City. But when the game is in danger of being taken offline, he must save the day! ...Somehow.
Coming July 3rd, 2020...but you can buy the merchandise R I G H T N O W!!!
(Okay, there's no merchandise... But there IS a trailer coming tomorrow! So look out for that!)
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Dec 6th 2019 at 10:17:58 AM
The cast interviews for this movie are amazing:
I see they're not holding back on the fact that this is technically a Disney movie. And taking the piss out of Fortnite and PUBG? Yes, please!
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Dec 7th 2019 at 1:55:00 PM
That's amazing. I love it all. Just...inject it directly in my veins.
Grand Theft Auto Online: The Movie.
Well, I want to see more.
It's like Wreck It Ralph meets Stranger Than Fiction meets - like - Wanted or Men In Black or something. It's crazy. Love it.
This will probably be the best isekai ever made.
I had this idea a few years ago about an NPC character becoming self-aware and struggling to mill around in a world where all of their responses were pre-programmed, trying their best to make sure the Isekai protagonist hero-guy succeeded in their mission. It was going to be a combination of The Gamer and Wreck It Ralph - exploitation of video game mechanics combined with a personal journey of self-enlightenment and accepting one's lot in life.
And now it's a movie starring Ryan Reynolds that I am not getting any royalties or reputation for...
Edited by Soble on Dec 9th 2019 at 5:59:34 AM
So basically a NPC in a Grand Theft Fortnite Cause realizes he loved in a game and had enough with sociopathic player characters?
Holy shit, give it to me now!
This movie also has a smidge of The Lego Movie considering how Reynolds' character is rather similar to Emmet especially in how they start out in their day schedule.
Don't worry, Ben Croshaw beat you and Ryan Reynolds to the punch on that with his 2010 novel Mogworld.
Edited by Dirtyblue929 on Dec 10th 2019 at 10:42:46 AM
Funnily enough, Yahtzee noticed the similar premise between the movie and his book himself. (Edited for the purpose of adding context.)
I kinda wish they didn't straight up say it's a video game.
Erm, how would they market or sell it then?
As an action movie where everything looks like a video game and is probably a video game but no one in the game is aware it's a game.
Then they'd likely be advertising the movie as something different then what it is.
The fact they communicated this information in the trailer indicates that the movie isn't really about the main character uncovering the nature of his reality, that likely happens in the first 20 minutes, it's more about the adventures and chaos that ensues because he knows the nature of his reality.
That kind of reveal would be a serious mind screw in a movie to be honest. They did it in Star Ocean 3 but oh my goodness that was a hit or miss.
Get to the end of the movie and reveal that all the characters are just NP Cs in a game. I don't think any movie really has the proper length to go all in on that type of story like said Spoilered game did though.
Edited by Memers on Dec 14th 2019 at 10:04:36 AM
It could be interesting Dramatic Irony where it's obvious to the audience that it's a game but the protagonist misses all the cues until the end due to being an NPC. But again that's basically just Mogworld.
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