Are you the NPC, or are you every video game cliché?
Ryan Reynolds’s upcoming movie, Free Guy, just dropped a new trailer and release date. The film, which centers around a Fortnite-ish NPC that gains sentience after donning a special pair of glasses, seems to tap into every modern gaming trope. Battle royales? Check. Pixeled graphics? Yup. Repeating segments and character paths? Yup.
It doesn’t just lean into it, it celebrates it. It stars Reynolds alongside Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar.
Free Guy hits theaters in August.