Action films are so much fun to watch but also seem such a challenge to work on. It’s interesting to think about all of the car chases, gunfights, fistfights, and explosions that need to be choreographed like a dance. In between all of that directors and screenwriters need to fit in a compelling story. Sometimes it also helps to have a famous action star to further validate the film. Someone like… I don’t know… Bruce Willis? Enter Lionsgate’s new action/thriller, Survive The Game.
In Survive The Game we find two detectives who’s drug bust has gone wrong. In that time, one of them is shot. His partner if forced to leave him behind and go after two of the criminals. They retreat to a farm property out in the country where a US veteran lives. Unfortunately for the detective and the homeowner, the rest of the mob shows up to take them out. Now it is up to them to use all of their skills and surroundings to try and survive.
Survive The Game is directed by James Cullen Bressack based on a screenplay by Ross Peacock. Along with Willis, the film stars Chad Michael Murray, Swen Temmel, Sarah Roemer, and Simon Phillips.
With the release of Survive The Game in theaters next week, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Director, James Cullen Bressack. In our interview, he tells us about the process in making an action film. He tells us about some of the boxes he feels an action film should check. Also, Bressack also expresses his experience in filming the movie in one location, including the chase scenes. Overall it was a great conversation that you can check out below!
Here is the synopsis for Survive The Game
Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction) and Chad Michael Murray (“Riverdale”) star in this explosive crime-thriller. When cop David (Willis) is injured in a drug bust gone wrong, his partner, Cal, pursues the two criminals who shot him to a remote farm ownedby troubled vet Eric (Murray). As Cal and Eric plot their defense, more of the gang arrives —along with a wounded David —and, outnumbered, the three heroes must use stealth, smarts, and marksmanship to take down the drug-dealing mob.
Lionsgate’s Survive The Game hit select theaters, On Demand, and Digital on October 8th. Then Blue-Ray and DVD on October 12th, 2021.