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Here's an exclusive new still for Neveldine/Taylor's GAMER just for you guys!

Published at: June 2, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. If you saw the glory that is CRANK 2 you know why everyone in the world should be excited for Neveldine and Taylor's next flick, GAMER, starring Gerard Butler as a dude being controlled like a video game avatar through all sorts of action-packed craziness. High brow? Probably not, but I'm betting it's going to be fun as shit. Add on the bad guy is Dexter Morgan (alias Michael C. Hall) and that the adorable Alison Lohman is in it too, then you have something that has to be a winner, right? It sounds like the dudes just put Tron, Running Man and Death Race 2000 and hit puree. I don't know about you, but that sounds cool to me. We have an exclusive image for you below. Click on it for the super-big version:

The flick comes out September 4th. Hopefully we'll be seeing more on it in the near future. I imagine there's going to be a big Comic-Con push for this one. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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  • June 1, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    The trailer...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    ...looked kind of silly.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    ummm....the genius that is Crank 2?

    by lostfish

    I might watch it for Michael C. Hall and if they go bugnuts crazy in it, but seriously....a kid controlling a prisoner? Jeezus.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    PLus...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    ...you just know that the tables will be turned on "bad guy" Michael Hall at the end...in fact, one shot from the trailer looks like someone is making him do the "Jets" dance from West Side Story.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Fourth !!

    by spyro

    It won't make any sense but will be totally badass. Can't wait !

  • June 1, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Statham was obviously busy.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    This was fucking made for him.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Dexter Morgas? More like Dexter Morgan.

    by vivahst

    This seems like it will kick ass.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    huh? how is this a top story??

    by Windowlicker74

    just a still from a b-movie of which we've already seen the trailer? weird.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    oh wait, sorry..

    by Windowlicker74

    not just a still, an 'exclusive new still' now i get it..

  • June 1, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I WANT TO CONTROL THAT GIRL FROM TWILIGHT

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    GIVE ME GAMER POWERS PLEASE.

  • June 1, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    P.K. Dick

    by CENOBITE

    ...I can only wonder what he could have done if given the opportunity to create a modern videogame. It would probably start as a regular plain ol shooter then suddenly turn into something completely different. If only videogames not try to do movies and movies not try to do videogames.

  • June 1, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I knew it. Quint is the only one around here with balls.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....finally someone gives some fucking props to the ball busting insanity that is Crank 2.

  • June 1, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler = Poor substitution for The Stath

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • June 1, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Crank 2 = Modern Cult classic.

    by CENOBITE

    So crazy insanely bad... that it's fucking incredible

  • June 1, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    He's behind you...

    by UltimaRex

    And Crank 2 was glorious, not genius. Genius is a different kettle of fish...

  • June 1, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Didn't they shoot this before Crank 2?

    by OGoncho

    I don't think I imagined that. This has been in post-production for ages, hasn't it?

  • June 1, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    This sounds just like a movie

    by StrokerX

    my buddy thought of...than we laughed cause we knew it was a horrible idea.

  • June 1, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Crank 2 IS GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by torontoxic

    AICN finally gets something right. My God that movie raised the bar for movies to watch when you're high.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    screening

    by bthree78

    Saw a screening of this back in the fall. Save your money and just re-watch The Running Man. It's awful and I even liked both Crank movies. Michael C. Hall's dance number is great. The action video game with Gerald is the worst stuff. However there is great live action game play in a Sims environment. Which is Crank classic.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    this is lame, guys - be HONEST

    by BillyMayesHere

    Crank was weak shit, as well. Don't lie.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    "ball busting insanity that is crank 2???"

    by BillyMayesHere

    Are you joking?

  • June 1, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    BillyMayesHere -- let me guess you're a James Cameron fan.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • June 1, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    bthree78 -- so you're saying this needed The Stath.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    FUCK. I knew it. Gerard is 70% closeted queer. He tries a bit too hard. FUCK. <P>So this dance number? Where the fuck does that come from?

  • June 1, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Danny

    by bthree78

    I don't know if even The Stath could save this movie.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Dance number

    by bthree78

    You would think it's a gag where a game user is controlling Michael C. Hall. Nope. When Gerard breaks into the villain lair, Michael and his goons just break into dance for the fuck of it. It's funny, because you're totally not expecting it.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    So that's what he's doing in the trailer..

    by WickedJester

    I knew it looked like he was doing some type of snapping fingers dance routine.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    The new Running Man!

    by Orionsangels

  • June 1, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    it. sounds. re-re-re-retarded.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    And Michael C. Hall doing that awful southern accent nearly made me cry, really.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    This flick only needs two things to be gold.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Statham and a car. Preferebly the car would explode if he failed to maintain an 87 minute erection. Maybe get Paul Walker or Nic Cage in the mix somewhere. Gamer is the kind of shit I'm liking lately though, just a quick fist up the caboose for an hour and a half.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    DICKBLOOD - I'm a fan of...

    by BillyMayesHere

    what Cameron can do on the page and on screen - Not him as a human being. Let's just say his "set etiquette" needs some finessing. Why do you ask?

  • June 1, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    BTW -The "Stath" seems only capable of "B-ACTION"

    by BillyMayesHere

    ... certainly as of late.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I will say this in Butler's defense though.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    He was great in Rocknrolla. Perfect as the kinda dopey-heart-of-gold type.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Lenny8 -- Script Girl lives forever. She can suck cock.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I can't. <p>:(

  • June 1, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    BillyMayesHere -- B Action is what lives forever.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Deny that all you want.....but most well reviewed so called 'Good Films' are forgotten quickly.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Lot of LIVE FOREVER going on.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    .....fucking Oasis. Wanks.

  • June 1, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    you are right about that B ACTION IS 4 EVER

    by BillyMayesHere

    NO QUESTION.

  • June 1, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Death Race

    by drewlicious

    Just saw it. Actually surprised I liked it. It was well-made B-movie that I didnt' mind seeing on DVD. It might have been a different story if I saw it in theaters but I think certain films fare better on the lesser formats.

  • June 1, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    The Crank Guys Are As Good As Those Disaster Movie Guys

    by Tall_Boy66

    Which is to say, if you like Crank, you like shit... wait, Quint likes Crank? Wow! I am SHOCKED! He and Merrick need to have a "who has more terrible taste in movies" contest. The resulting hole would tear apart space time.

  • June 1, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    it needs to guys controlling the prisoners to yell "gay" all the

    by The Amazing G

  • June 1, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    *the

    by The Amazing G

  • June 1, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    *time

    by The Amazing G

  • June 1, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Proof read your shit.... i.e. Dexter Morgas

    by RokurGepta

  • June 1, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Madness? THIS. IS. SEGA!

    by Stryder

    Seriously, this is going to be stupid. You know it. I know it. You can only return to the creative well of "The Most Dangerous Game" so many times, and at this point, the bucket's just bringing up sand and scorpions. Wait a minute... Gerard Butler fighting giant scorpions... created from Medusa's blood... HOLD THE PHONE! I gotta go write a script!

  • June 1, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    This movie is the worst thing you will EVER see, I've watched it

    by Turd Furgeson

    Trust me, saw a test screening a couple months back when it was called "Citizen Game" and they just changed the name to "Game" and now it's "Gamer".. Honestly, almost walked out of a FREE movie.. Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall were the ONLY redeeming things about this ultimate shitfest.. If Harry thought T4 was bad, he'll think this is the equivelant of getting his balls surgically revoved while he watches...

  • June 1, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    The Running Man

    by bthree78

    If everyone is upset over so many remakes, well here's another one. It even has the subplot of a hacker trying to stop the signal/broadcast. Also played by a "musician.." Instead of Mick Fleetwood, they got Ludacris.

  • June 1, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    CRAP, you'll forget about in 10 seconds.

    by BillyMayesHere

    honestly.

  • June 1, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    mmmm.. Tron Puree

    by jackofhearts29

    ...tastes like gritty neon FAIL

  • June 2, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    AICN couldn't save Drag Me To Hell

    by JuanSanchez

  • June 2, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Who cares, when James Cameron talked up AVATAR at E32009

    by onezeroone

    Google it up, it's all over the place but here.

  • June 2, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    AICN couldn't save Crank 2

    by JuanSanchez

  • June 2, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Gamer will go straight to video.

    by JuanSanchez

  • June 2, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    From the two morons that brought you CRANK.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    No, thanks, no.

  • June 2, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    "Save Point"...

    by doober187

    ...even though it uses real people. What happens when he dies and reloads the save point?

  • June 2, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    This is such a weird scenario.

    by Royston Lodge

    Gamer is so frikkin' derivative it's insane.<p> And yet, for some reason, I cannot wait to see it.<p> It's weird that the same creative process (steal everything that isn't nailed down) that I usually despise with the white hot passion of a thousand burning suns would create a flick that I cannot wait to see.<p> I feel so dirty. Like Tara Reid on an average Thursday.

  • June 2, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Fuck Gerard Butler!

    by Kenshiro_187

    Piece of trash tries to be an action star in 300 then does some lame ass shit like P.S. I love and now that movie with that Greys/Knocked up slut. Gerard you are stank! P.S. I Love, more like P.S. You Suck Cock! And what kind of exclusive image is this? Lame brain humanoids.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    SHITE

    by Semen Stains

    as above