People have tried to make video games like movies – with the insertion of a myriad of QTEs; and they also have got a taste of the deserving backlash from the gaming community. But this time around, Russian film maker Ilya Naishuller wants to reverse the trend by making a movie inspired by the trope of a video game (more specifically, a first person shooter). And, the result the aptly named ‘Hardcore‘, a fully action-packed POV flick supported by a successful crowd-funded Indiegogo campaign that raised over $250,000.
In case you are wondering, the ‘first person view’ is entirely shot with GoPro cameras, and the movie will showcase a science-fiction influenced story-line where a cybernetic man has to rescue his wife from a tyrannous villain with psychic abilities. In other words, the film will stick to the familiar parables a gamer is well habituated with, if he/she is into action games. Oh, and lest we forget, Hardcore will also star the District 9 ‘resident’ Sharlto Copley.
Interestingly, the project itself was inspired by Naishuller’s previously directed music video ‘Bad MotherF****r‘. As the name pretty much makes it clear – the video contained a short exposition of a boisterous, ultra-violent chase sequence; and as such gathered more than 50 million views. And, regarding the full-length feature, this is what the director had to say (to Mashable) –
Hardcore is a love-letter to the films and video games that have inspired me and was created as a way to say ‘thank you’ to all of the passionate fans who supported us and asked to see more in the style of ‘Bad Mother******’. The crew and I were incredibly humbled and motivated to work hard, not only to make this vision a reality but to deliver the most unique experience from beginning to end. The film was really born on the internet, so I’m grateful to be able to take this back to our community and Indiegogo, their help will make Hardcore truly special.
Check out the boisterous trailer for Hardcore –
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