It is a film that sounds like a fever dream for death-by-trial movie buffs, but Jurassic Games is actually about to be released.
Jurassic Games combines the most exciting and dangerous elements of the Jurassic Park and Hunger Games: monstrous dinosaurs and a game putting a group of desperate contestants in a fight to the death.
With the addition of virtual reality, this upcoming project contains all the necessary ingredients of a modern dystopian action-adventure film that's ideal viewing for a weekend night at home.
'Jurassic Games' Trailer, Plot
The trailer, posted in Hollywood Reporter, offers a peek of the action in the upcoming straight-to-digital movie.
The so-called Jurassic Games consists of 10 death row inmates fighting for their lives in an arena crawling with deadly dinosaurs. The objective is to be the last one standing — at whatever cost. While the game is in virtual reality, the end results are frighteningly permanent: if the contestants die in the game, they die in real life.
"I am not the judge. We are not the judge," the host, played by Ryan Merriman, intones. "But the game is the executioner."
The players, dubbed the most controversial cast the games have hosted in years, are a group of ruthless, hardened criminals, save for one: Anthony Tucker. Tucker, played by Adam Hampton, was wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and he's looking to be reunited with his children upon the game's conclusion.
In the trailer, Tucker tells another player that he's not in the game to kill anyone, but he might not have a choice as there can only be one winner at the end.
Jurassic Games' cast includes Hampton, Merriman, Perrey Reeves, and Dylan Cox, among others. The film is written and directed by Ryan Bellgardt who's behind similar horror films such as Gremlin and Army of Frankensteins.
Jurassic Games will be released on digital on June 12, while the DVD comes out on July 3.
'Jurassic Games' And 'Jurassic World'
The upcoming movie may be going straight to digital, but it gets a bit of a boost with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. As The Nerdist notes, the team for Jurassic Games is looking to capitalize on the connection with its trailer aired on the heels of the final trailer for the Chris Pratt blockbuster.
The release date for both dino-centric movies are also back-to-back with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hitting theaters on June 22.
Watch the trailer for Jurassic Games.