Samuel L. Jackson is bringing back the ’90s action movie in high flying style in Jamari Helander’s “Big Game.” After kicking off the Midnight Madness section at TIFF last September, the action picture earned positive reviews for its guilty pleasure callbacks to ’80s/’90s-era action-adventure blockbusters and its impressive production value.
“Big Game” follows a 13-year-old boy (newcomer Onni Tommila) who, after taking part in a tradition where he must spend one day and one night alone in the wilderness to prove himself a man, discovers the President of the United States (Jackson) in an Air Force One escape pod. As terrorists make their way towards the crash site in order to kidnap the President, the unlikely duo team up for a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
The film co-stars Ray Stevenson, Mehmet Kurtulus, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman and Jim Broadbent. EuropaCorp will release the film in select theaters and on Digital HD and On Demand on June 26.
Watch the explosive trailer below.