Director Eli Roth‘s long-awaited slasher movie Thanksgiving is set to reach theatres on November 17th (that being the Friday before Thanksgiving this year) – but if you want to enter the world of the film before then, you should check out the new mobile, desktop, and VR game Survive Thanksgiving, a collaboration between Spyglass Media Group, Sony Pictures, and the AI and metaverse company MeetKai. The game can be played at THIS LINK.
VentureBeat reports that Survive Thanksgiving was developed on MeetKai’s metaverse platform and transports players into a nightmarish reality set in the peaceful town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Through compatible VR headsets or any web browser on mobile or desktop devices, participants find themselves face-to-face with a menacing killer who has been terrorizing residents using infamous holiday themes. The game offers three realistic 3D avatars for players to embody as they attempt to escape the clutches of the town’s killer, John Carver. Exploring six iconic locations featured in the film from a first-person perspective, users can navigate the halls of Plymouth High School, interact with frightened inhabitants on Main Street, overcome challenges, and discover hidden easter eggs, unlocking new gamified player experiences.
The official film soundtrack is used for the score of the game as players make their way through locations, and the metaverse integration seamlessly incorporates eCommerce, allowing gamers to shop for exclusive film merchandise in a mini shop just outside the cemetery. These digital twin replicas provide realistic representations of the items, and purchases can be made through the seller’s official website, with shipping available within the United States.
Thanksgiving is a feature expansion of the faux trailer Roth made for the Robert Rodriguez / Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse sixteen years ago. Roth has been wanting to make a feature version of Thanksgiving ever since he made the faux trailer, and even wrote the screenplay with Jeff Rendell (who played the homicidal pilgrim in the trailer) a dozen years ago. The feature has happened thanks to Spyglass Media stepping in to provide the funding. Roth jumped at the chance to get the movie made, even though it meant having Deadpool‘s Tim Miller take over as director on the reshoots for his video game adaptation Borderlands.
Roth and Rendell are producing the film with Roger Birnbaum. Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber and president of production Peter Oillataguerre serve as executive producers alongside Kate Harrison and Greg Denny of Cream Productions Inc. Oillataguerre and SVP Production & Development Chris Stone are overseeing the project for Spyglass while Caellum Allan and Kelseigh Coombs oversee for TriStar.
If you’ve watched the original Thanksgiving trailer, you have a good idea of what this slasher movie is going to be about, but here’s the synopsis: After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.
The film stars Nell Verlaque (Big Shot), Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Addison Rae (He’s All That), Jalen Thomas Brooks (Walker), Milo Manheim (Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), Gina Gershon (Bound), comedian Tim Dillon (who was in a TV show called Thanksgiving), Rick Hoffman (Hostel), Gabriel Davenport (Mistletoe Time Machine), Tomaso Sanelli (Titans), and Jenna Warren (The Young Arsonists).
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