I don’t care that “Gamer” is coming out at the tail end of the summer. It’s no footnote. As a longtime fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic “The Running Man,” this feels like a spiritual successor wired for a new generation. The manhunt game show is replaced by a manhunt video game and Richard Dawson gets the boot in favor of Michael C. Hall, who can chew scenery with the best of ’em. Let’s also not forget “300” star Gerard Butler; he’s no Ahnuld (who is?), but he’s definitely got his macho action routine on lockdown.
Check out our exclusive “Gamer” TV spot below for a taste of the relentless action.