Ok so there are a few film concepts that would not have flown just a decade ago but if someone told you in 2020 there would be a film staring 2 Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place’s Ryan Reynolds based on an NPC from a video game you would have held it in the same regard as a Tetris live-action adaption. But over the weekend the first trailer dropped for the new flick, Free Guy and we are in.
Based on basically any NPC character the film has Ryan playing the role of Emmett from the LEGO movie if he was dropped in GTA Online. This relentlessly positive guy (named Guy) becomes a tiny bit self aware and trips into the fact that he is actuallly a NPC in a super violent run and gun open-world shooter (which happens to be a cross between Fortnite and GTA Online). We don’t know a hell of a lot more at this stage but with the guy who played the male nurse in Harold and Kumar go to White Castle you can say we are definitely pre-ordering.
You can check out the full trailer below, but what do you think? Are you up for a little NPC driven story? What is your stance on escort missions? When will we see the big-screen treatment for the epic story of when that guy took an arrow to the knee? Let us know in the comments down below
Free Guy is coming to Australian Cinemas July 2nd 2020.