Ludacris Takes Action With New Sci-Fi Thriller Role
Luda's signed on to be a part of a new action movie from the makers of Crank, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, according to Movieweb.com.
The film, which is yet to be titled, is set seven years in the future. Prisoners are implanted with brain microchips and played by other free humans in a mass, multi-player game. The prisoners provide for the ultimate gaming experience with players manipulating them in a first-person shooter format. The objective of the game, as a free human, is to win 30 games and earn freedom for the prisoner who is being played.
Ludacris' character is part of a resistance group called Humanz that is protesting the way the prisoners are being used. Opposite Luda is young actor Logan Lerman, who plays a free human whose prisoner, Kable rebels; attempting to regain his identity, destroy the system that has overtaken him and the other prisoners' minds and free himself from the control of the human players.
The movie follows Kable - played by 300's Gerard Butler - through four different games that he must dominate in order to reclaim control of his life.
Ludacris' Hollywood resume includes 2 Fast 2 Furious, Crash, Hustle & Flow, Fred Claus, and Guy Ritchie's upcoming RocknRolla.
The movie has already begun shooting scenes at a BMX dirt bike park in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is expected to be released in 2009. Other actors on board for the film include, John Leguizamo, Kyra Sedgwick and Michael C. Hall.