Ryan Reynolds’ new movie Free Guy defies classification.
“It’s an action, comedy, adventure kind of film. It’s inspiration is ‘Back to the Future’ and movies like that,” mentioned Reynolds.
The movie is ready in a video-game world, however Reynolds says that doesn’t make it a online game movie. “We’re kind of smuggling a lot of other themes into that premise,” he mentioned.
Opening in US theatres on Friday, Free Guy is the story of financial institution teller (Reynolds) who discovers he’s a anonymous background participant in a hyper practical online game. He decides to interrupt out and forge his personal path in a narrative that strikes between the actual world and the digital world.
In a enterprise dominated by sequels, spinoffs and franchises, Ryan Reynolds says Free Guy stands out.
“It’s become an increasingly rare unicorn in this industry where you get to make a movie that is based on nothing other than an original idea,” mentioned the actor, who can be a producer on the movie.
The movie additionally options Killing Eve star Jodie Comer, dinosaurs, a gun-toting rabbit, crashing helicopters and cameos by Channing Tatum, late Jeopardy host Alex Trebek and well-known gaming YouTubers.
Professional gamer Ninja, who has some 24 million subscribers to his stay streams, was uncomfortable seeing himself on the massive display.
“I don’t want to see myself on camera, which is funny because I’m always on camera, so it’s a little weird,” mentioned Ninja, whose actual identify is Richard Tyler Blevins.