Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, a badass little Finnish kid with a bow and arrow, and terrorists hunting them both through the dense Scandinavian forest. That’s what you get in this new trailer for Big Game, and it looks super awesome, like a cross between The Hunger Games and The Most Dangerous Game, with just a touch of Escape From New York thrown in for the hell of it. Only instead of Snake Plissken you get a grizzled pre-teen on a quest to become a man.
Not only is this the kind of movie I would have loved when I was a kid—the kind where the young characters are actually both in real danger and totally capable of saving the day on their own, like Red Dawn—this looks totally nuts. Why are they free diving into the wreckage of Air Force One in some frigid high-mountain lake? Why is that kid running and jumping off of a cliff and clinging onto the bottom of a helicopter? I don’t know the answer to any of these, or the dozens of other questions I have, but I really, really want to find out.
This comes from Jalmari Helander, the twisted mind behind the crazy-ass Santa Claus horror Rare Exports, so you know things are going to get strange and brutal. There’s no U.S. release date for Big Game yet, but if you live in Finland, or are planning a vacation there, you can see it on March 25.