Finnish director Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale) with the capacity for emulating the feel of a polished Hollywood product will next direct his English-language debut, Big Game with Samuel L. Jackson attached to star as the president of the United States.
One of the major discoveries of the 2010 Festival del film Locarno certainly was a scary Santa flick Rare Exports. The young cinematographer will show off his talents further with the story of the ‘adrenaline-fuelled action adventure’ film that centers on a shy 13-year-old boy named Oskari who is trying to prove himself by spending a night in the woods armed with just a bow and arrow.
On the same night, Air Force One is shot down by terrorists and the boy discovers the Commander-in-Chief in an escape pod in the forest where the two in the end team up in a bid for survival.
The upcoming action movie reportedly takes on similar theme of iconic 80s films, such as E.T. and The Karate Kid, to other high-concept action classics such as Die Hard and Taken.
Production on Big Game will start in Finland and Germany this summer, expected to debut during the Marche du Film.
SLJ is currently filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Nick Fury and he is the voice of Whiplash the snail in DreamWorks’ Turbo, the animated film slated to open on July 19th, 2013.
Check out the trailer for Rare Export, visually impressive, emotionally satisfying, and sufficiently creepy pic worth seeing.