Gerard Butler is set to star in Crank creators Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's new film Game. Lakeshore Entertainment is making the movie.

This unique thrill ride takes place in the near future, where mind-control technology is all the rage. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ultimate online sensation sees humans remote-controlling other humans ala the Sims.

Butler will play the number one ranked warrior in the highest-rated game, entitled "Slayers." With his every move tracked by millions, Kable's ultimate challenge is to regain his identity and bring down the system that has imprisoned him.

Game will begin shooting in January of next year.

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