Jalmari Helander's actioner begins lensing September 12
Thesps will join previously announced Samuel L. Jackson and Onni Tommila.
“Big Game” tells the story of a nervous and shy 13-year old boy who must prove his manhood by spending a day and a night alone in the forest. That night, Air Force One is shot down by terrorists and the boy discovers the U.S. President in an escape pod and the two team up to survive.
In the pic, Jackson will star as the President while Tommila plays the part of the young boy.
Pic, a Finnish-German-U.K. co-production, is based on a story by Helander and Petri Jokiranta and will be shot on location from September 12 across Bavaria and at Bavaria Film Studios.
Alex Garland (“28 Days Later,” “Dredd”) will exec produce.
Financiers include the Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Visionplus Fund, Bavarian Film Partners, Bavarian Film and Television Fund, German Federal Film Fund, along with Comerica Bank Entertainment Group and KfW Bankengruppe.
“Big Game” is the first international project to receive backing from FFF Bayern’s special program for international co-productions.
Altitude Film Sales is repping the pic internationally and will rep North American rights jointly with WME.
eOne has already snapped up the pic for U.K., Ascot Elite and for all German-speaking territories while Nordisk will distribute in Scandinavia.