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THE GAMECHANGERS (2016) Movie Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Creates ‘Grand Theft Auto’

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The Gamechangers Trailer. Owen Harris‘ The Gamechangers (2016) movie trailer stars Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton, and Joe DempsieThe Gamechangers‘ plot snyopsis: “The tale of one of the most controversial video games of all time.”

Daniel Radcliffe is quickly entering that small batch of young actors I’m deciding to pay attention to. He has all the money in the world, which helps to choose your projects carefully, often disregarding the money or mainstream appeal of them. This is evident by things such as Extras, Horns, or even the latest Victor Frankenstein film. I love his taste, and the fact that he’s playing the creator of GTA and fighting against a legendary public figure from my childhood, the ignorant, insipid Jack Thompson (played by Bill Paxton) is pretty damn cool.

The trailer looks great, too! It’s energetic, seems perfectly suited for a TV film, and has Radcliffe play yet another very specific character that isn’t like anything he’s done before.

We have a very extensive synopsis, courtesy of BBC (via Slashfilm) below. Check it out if you’re interested in the detailed, historical facts of this particular story.

“In Autumn 2013, the game’s latest iteration – GTA: V – earned $1bn in just three days, becoming the fastest-selling entertainment product in history. But this drama goes back to 2002, to tell the story of a three-year period of intense controversy in the history of this iconic game’s development. It happened when two passionate men on either side of a high-stakes cultural divide clashed. This conflict, between the creative genius behind the game and a self-styled crusader for American morality, escalated into a fight for the hearts, minds and freedoms of an entire gaming generation.

The fastest-selling entertainment product in history comes not from Silicon Valley, but is driven by a bunch of British game designers. Friends since their school days, they are led by the game’s mastermind-designer, Sam Houser. By 2002, Sam and his creative team have constructed for their fans a vast virtual world, teeming with a high-octane mix of criminal characters, lethal weapons and outrageous storylines. Here you can even shape and sculpt your avatar, crafting their character and appearance to your personal preference.

Within this fantasy landscape, some players choose to take part in a series of dangerous missions, while others become immersed in a sprawling criminal underworld, killing cops, hijacking cars and running over pedestrians. And it’s this that increasingly drives opposition to GTA. Because the game’s violent gameplay leads to fierce opposition: from parents worried about its impact on children; from politicians, fearful of its influence; and, above all, from campaigners fighting to prevent the game being played by minors.

At the vanguard of this crusade is the formidable Christian lawyer Jack Thompson, a man determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of the game and its influence on children. The Gamechangers tells the story of how British game designers pushed boundaries into uncharted territory, of how those fighting GTA became consumed by a battle which overwhelmed their lives, and how the subsequent fallout threatened to bring down leading players on both sides.”

Watch the The Gamechangers movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. For more The Gamechangers photos, videos, and information,  visit our The Gamechangers Page , our Movie Trailer Google+ Page, our Movie Trailer Facebook Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblr, Google+, or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates. The Gamechangers will be released on BBC2 on September 15, 2015.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb


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Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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