News: Ludacris Unveils "Gamer" Plot, "I Play A Guy That's A Leader Of A Resistance Group" [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2009 4:05PM
Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris recently unveiled the storyline of his upcoming action movie Gamer, which stars Gerard Butler and Terry Crews.
Luda also encouraged fans to head out to the theaters this week to support it.
"It's definitely one of those movies that's worth going to the theater to check out," he said in an interview. "It's an extremely interesting futuristic action flick so it's set in the future but the crazy thing about it is...you know how interactive video games are and how each and every year they just become more and more amazing, if you can imagine technology and there being a chip inside your brain that allows you to be controlled by another person, that's basically what the movie is about...They're inmates of course and they enter into this battle zone and they're being played by another person in the video game. They're prisoners and if you win a certain amount of battles, then they get out of jail. It's extremely interesting and basically I play a guy that's a leader of a resistance group that is 100 percent against putting chips into any human being because he feels that once that is done, you'll be able to take over all of mankind. The concept and everything, the graphics, the material and the storyline all comes together well so I'm proud of that so on Friday people need to show up at the theater and make this thing happen." (Hip Hop Wired)
The rapper recently explained the selection process he undergoes for choosing films.
"It is about controlling peoples' minds and playing them in a video game," Ludacris said about Gamer. "I look at projects regardless of them being independent or big budget. I like being in involved in what I feel are life changing projects." (Reuters)
He also promised to one day step away from hip-hop to pursue careers outside of the rap game.
"Rap is real competitive just the same way boxing is," he said in an interview. "We always talk about taking other rappers out. That being said, I feel like I'm the best rapper. I wanted to get the best boxer in the game [for my last album.] That's why it's called Undisputed...It's always cool to play something totally unexpected and out of the norm. Those are the type of roles I go for. Anything that stretches the limitations...I'm sure I won't be rapping when I'm 50 years-old. (Chicago Tribune)
Luda previously made a name for himself by co-starring in 2005's Oscar-winning film, Crash.
In a stunning twist, the motion picture academy turned its back on Brokeback Mountain and its unflinching gay love story, awarding the Oscar for best picture to Crash, a moody kaleidoscope of racial confrontation in Los Angeles in which every character is at once sympathetic and repulsive. Crash also won the Oscars for best original screenplay, for its writers, Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, and for the film's editor, Hughes Winborne. (New York Times)
Check out a trailer for Gamer below: