Free Guy Trailer Stars Ryan Reynolds As Rogue NPC (VIDEO)
Hollywood has been unquestionably tapping into decades-worth of underutilized video game franchises as of late. The past year alone has seen the like of Detective Pikachu and Angry Birds on the big screen, with Sonic the Hedgehog and Uncharted soon joining these ranks as well. Even films based on gaming culture itself such as Wreck-It Ralph have been shown making their way to the box office. A new film is now looking to poke fun at the lives of video game NPCs, with the debut of a trailer for the Ryan Reynolds-led film, Free Guy.
Released on the 20th Century Fox YouTube channel, the Free Guy trailer begins by poking fun at Fox’s new Disney-owned status, with jokes about the company’s abundance of live-action remakes ensuring Reynolds’ signature self-aware comedy will be present for this film. Reynolds stars as ‘Guy,’ an NPC bank teller blissfully unaware that he is an unimportant character in an open-world video game, a la Grand Theft Auto. Guy’s life changes when in a fit of non-complacency, he kills a player’s avatar and takes their glasses, allowing him to see the game world from a player’s perspective and agency. The trailer can be viewed in the video below.
Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy, best known for directing the Night at the Museum films as well as several episodes of Netflix series Stranger Things. In addition to Ryan Reynolds, the film will also star Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, and Stranger Things’ Joe Keery. Free Guy certainly looks like it has the proper spirit of video game chaos behind it and hopefully, it will be a five-star wanted level when it releases July 3rd, 2020.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.