*Samuel L. Jackson is attached to star as the president of the United States in rising star Jalmari Helander’s English-language debut, “Big Game.”
The movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is billed as an adrenaline-fuelled action-adventure and tells the story of a shy, nervous 13-year-old boy who, like his forefathers, takes a test of manhood by spending one day and night alone in the wilderness of a vast local forest. Armed only with a bow and arrow, his task is to return with a prize to prove himself. But when Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, the young man discovers the U.S. president in an escape pod, and they have to team up as the terrorists close in.
Helander will direct and Petri Jokiranta will produce under the pair’s Subzero banner, with Alex Garland serving as executive producer (“28 Days Later,” “Dredd”).