High Octane Pictures have decided in all of their wisdom to push forward with a mixture of The Hunger Games and Jurassic World to create a new title called The Jurassic Games. Despite having no connection in any capacity that justifies such a project, production is believed to be moving ahead this month.
The low budget production company is partnering with Oklahoma Film and Music Office following the news that filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt will be directing the movie. His credits include screenwriting for 2017's Gremlin and 2013's horror science-fiction extravaganza Army of Frankensteins.
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High Octane's founder Galen Christy understands the market he is driving towards, wanting to bring the B movie spirit back to life. Also overseeing the upcoming Clowntergeist and The Answer, the founder plugged the credentials of a feature that will try and tap into the best assets of both franchises.
"High Octane Pictures is very excited to be back in business with Ryan Bellgardt, unarguably one of the most talented new filmmakers in the business," Christy remarked. "The Jurassic Games is a very exciting concept, it's part Hunger Games, part Jurassic Park...And just a hell of a lot of fun. With Bellgardt behind the camera, and the fantastic cast we've lined up for the film, it's definitely a movie for film fans to anticipate. It's gonna be dino-mite."
Without any budget of note or stars that will carry the flick, it is yet to be seen if Bellgardt can utilize any interesting techniques that will be worth viewing.
Part Hunger Games, Part Matrix, But With Dinosaurs!
Playing around with a few genres like virtual reality and convicts attempting to win back their freedom akin to Escape from L.A., the synopsis of the mashup installment hints at a narrative that is quite intriguing.
"Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entoutrage), the film 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."
Sounds like a fanboys dream.