Video Game World Comes to Life in First FREE GUY Clip; Ryan Reynolds' New Comedy Debuts in December
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Video Game Movies
Yesterday, Disney decided to push back some of its upcoming movie releases — including Indiana Jones 5, Mulan, Black Widow, and even Jungle Cruise — and Ryan Reynolds' new comedy Free Guy will now hit theaters on December 11, 2020. The movie was originally supposed to make its big debut on the 3rd of July.
In Free Guy, Reynolds plays an NPC who miraculously becomes aware that he's a background player in an open-world video game; heavily inspired by Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto V. Following that profound realisation, the character decides to rewrite the game's plot and become the main hero of his own story.
In addition to Reynolds, Jodie Comer (The Last Duel), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ride Along 2), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) will all play a role in the action comedy.
As a reminder, the award-winning Deadpool 2 actor is also developing a Dragon’s Lair movie for Netflix.
Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel), Free Guy will have the chance to be yet another successful video game movie (not based directly on any existing IP) after two Jumanji movies with The Rock.
Reynolds has released the first clip for Free Guy, so waste no time and be sure to check it out down below:
Free Guy is moving to Dec. 11. Here's a clip that's weirdly appropriate and isn’t actually finished. We cut it a while ago (while there was still a “Fox” before @20thcentury). Ignore the watermarks. And huge thanks to #Aspect for cutting it. pic.twitter.com/aJDqaGIFvT— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 3, 2020
In Twentieth Century Fox’s epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.
Free Guy is coming to theaters on December 11, 2020.
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Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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