Los Angeles, California: Galen Christy's High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film+Music Office (OF+MO), have kicked off production on Ryan Bellgardt's The Jurassic Games.
Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perry Reeves (Entourage), the film imagines a world set in the near future, wherein ten death row convicts are chosen to compete in the Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch. If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and claim their freedom.
The Jurassic Games is the third film from Emmy Award-winning director Bellgardt, whose highly anticipated creature feature Gremlin will be released this summer.
Says "High Octane Pictures is very excited to be back in business with Ryan Bellgardt - inarguably one of the most talented new filmmakers in the business. The Jurassic Games is a very exciting concept - it's part Hunger Games, part Jurassic Park, and just a hell of a lot of fun. With Bellgardt behind the camera, and the fantastic cast we've lined up for the film, it's definitely a movie for film fans to anticipate. It's gonna be dino-mite."
High Octane Pictures upcoming credits include buzzed-about horror title Clowntergeist, out mid-year, and high concept science-fictioner The Answer.