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First Look: Samuel L. Jackson as the president in Big Game

Oct. 24, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Why has it taken so long to cast Samuel L. Jackson as the president?

Too mother*ckin' long, that's how long!

The first still from BIG GAME shows Jackson and his 13-year old sidekick played by Onni Tommila. You may be wondering why the President is on top of a snow covered mountain in the middle of nowhere. What's interesting about this story is that it's across between an action thriller and a coming of age story.

Check out the still and synopsis below:

When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving The President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only person around who can save him a 13-year old boy called Oskari. In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own Big Game prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives.

Felicity Huffman (TRANSAMERICA) has also joined the cast which includes Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Jim Broadbent, and Ray Stevenson. The film was written and directed by Jalmari Helander (RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE).

BIG GAME hits theaters in 2014.

Source: Variety

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10:43AM on 10/25/2013
this sounds pretty good and i love me some SLJ but the only gripe i have is that it takes the Pentagon 24 HOURS to rescue him? even though they can "observe the action via satellite feed"? Fucking government shutdown.
this sounds pretty good and i love me some SLJ but the only gripe i have is that it takes the Pentagon 24 HOURS to rescue him? even though they can "observe the action via satellite feed"? Fucking government shutdown.
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7:23AM on 10/25/2013
White House Down in a forest with a kid! Kidding but seriously, I'm down to watch it
White House Down in a forest with a kid! Kidding but seriously, I'm down to watch it
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7:04AM on 10/25/2013
From the director of Rare Exports? oh yes.
From the director of Rare Exports? oh yes.
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5:33AM on 10/25/2013
You know...that sounds like a very good movie that they've got on their hands....a cross between Air Force One and Hard Target (what a great movie that was!)...perhaps :o)
You know...that sounds like a very good movie that they've got on their hands....a cross between Air Force One and Hard Target (what a great movie that was!)...perhaps :o)
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12:40AM on 10/25/2013

can it be...

that hollywood actually came up with a new idea that actually sounds really sick.... Naaaa I must be dreaming.
that hollywood actually came up with a new idea that actually sounds really sick.... Naaaa I must be dreaming.
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11:53PM on 10/24/2013
I guess you guys have not seen RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE or you would probably be a lot more exited...
I guess you guys have not seen RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE or you would probably be a lot more exited...
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8:43PM on 10/24/2013

big game

sounds like white house down except in the snow they should have called it air force one down , they are getting out of control with these president and side kick movies , enough already
sounds like white house down except in the snow they should have called it air force one down , they are getting out of control with these president and side kick movies , enough already
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8:39PM on 10/24/2013
Has he had it with the motherf**kin' hijackers on the motherf**kin' Air Force One?
Has he had it with the motherf**kin' hijackers on the motherf**kin' Air Force One?
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8:24PM on 10/24/2013
So someone in the Pentagon is behind the terrorist attack, right? Yaaawwwnnn...
So someone in the Pentagon is behind the terrorist attack, right? Yaaawwwnnn...
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7:42PM on 10/24/2013

"Why has it taken so long to cast Samuel L. Jackson as the president? Too mother*ckin' long, that's how long!"

What?
Shouldn't the question be... "How long has it taken to cast Samuel L. Jackson as the president?"
What?
Shouldn't the question be... "How long has it taken to cast Samuel L. Jackson as the president?"
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8:47AM on 10/25/2013
..... Ya my first thought
..... Ya my first thought
7:41PM on 10/24/2013
Wow that actually kind of sounds interesting.
Wow that actually kind of sounds interesting.
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7:40PM on 10/24/2013

Hmmm.....

This sounds like it would have been a fun thing to write but pulling it off in a believable way seems like an uphill battle. You can never go wrong with Samuel MOTHER FUCKING Jackson and I pray that Ray Stevenson is the main bad guy instead of playing the main villains mindless muscle.
This sounds like it would have been a fun thing to write but pulling it off in a believable way seems like an uphill battle. You can never go wrong with Samuel MOTHER FUCKING Jackson and I pray that Ray Stevenson is the main bad guy instead of playing the main villains mindless muscle.
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7:39PM on 10/24/2013
The story sounds like it was thought up by a 13-year-old as well. But that's not saying a lot these days.

Could be fun if done right, I guess.
The story sounds like it was thought up by a 13-year-old as well. But that's not saying a lot these days.

Could be fun if done right, I guess.
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7:27PM on 10/24/2013
I like the plot, but one thing bothers me about it: why is the pentagon watching all this stuff in the movie happen? I suppose the film will give a reason, but if something like this took place, America would do everything in their power to get in there as quickly as possible to get the President. But I do like the plot otherwise and Sam Jackson as the President teaming up with a kid sounds like a pretty fun affair.
I like the plot, but one thing bothers me about it: why is the pentagon watching all this stuff in the movie happen? I suppose the film will give a reason, but if something like this took place, America would do everything in their power to get in there as quickly as possible to get the President. But I do like the plot otherwise and Sam Jackson as the President teaming up with a kid sounds like a pretty fun affair.
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7:18PM on 10/24/2013
So it's Air Force One meets The Hunger Game.
So it's Air Force One meets The Hunger Game.
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12:41PM on 10/25/2013
One easy way to point out a stupid person, they say dumb shit like "So it's Air Force One meets The Hunger Game."
One easy way to point out a stupid person, they say dumb shit like "So it's Air Force One meets The Hunger Game."
7:00PM on 10/24/2013
Jackson does not have good luck with Planes I guess. Heck, even the Helicarrier looks like it will have trouble in the future.
Jackson does not have good luck with Planes I guess. Heck, even the Helicarrier looks like it will have trouble in the future.
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7:25AM on 10/25/2013
A Helicarrier out of several will have trouble
A Helicarrier out of several will have trouble
6:53PM on 10/24/2013
"As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick..."...
Ok... so the question is: if the whole Pentagon has an eye on President (which means, they know exactly where he is), why they just send their forces to rescue him a.s.a.p?
It's the damn Pentagon! Come on Hollywood, stop feeding us horse shit!
"As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick..."...
Ok... so the question is: if the whole Pentagon has an eye on President (which means, they know exactly where he is), why they just send their forces to rescue him a.s.a.p?
It's the damn Pentagon! Come on Hollywood, stop feeding us horse shit!
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6:36PM on 10/24/2013

Looks cool

Just seeing Jackson in that suit picturing him as the President is reason enough to watch this movie once a year, every year, until I die.
Just seeing Jackson in that suit picturing him as the President is reason enough to watch this movie once a year, every year, until I die.
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6:30PM on 10/24/2013
Samuel L Jackson as the President? Ticket bought!
Samuel L Jackson as the President? Ticket bought!
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7:28AM on 10/25/2013
Just dont get the negativity towards your comment but the positive towards the guy above you when both comments have the same sentiments
Just dont get the negativity towards your comment but the positive towards the guy above you when both comments have the same sentiments
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