Jalmari Helander’s “Big Game” wowed the crowd at its Midnight Madness premiere during the 2014 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). Read on to learn more about this story.
According to Hollywood Reporter (THR), “Big Game” received uproar from its viewers at its TIFF premiere as Helander headed to the stage along with one of the movie’s lead, the young Onni Tommila.
Tomilla stars in the “Big Game” as a 13-year-old boy who underwent the traditional rite of passage of their village. Armed with only a bow, he was tasked to hunt a deer within 24 hours. However, he didn’t know that an event of meeting an president of the United States (Samuel Jackson) after the Air Force One mysteriously came down would change his life forever.
“Big Game” is directed and written by Jalmari Helander and co-written by Petri Jokirant. Helander has directed commercials, short films and music videos. His first full-length feature film was Rare Exports based on his earlier shorts: “Rare Exports, Inc.” (2003) and “Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions” (2005). “Big Game” stars Onni Tommila opposite Samuel L. Jackson along with Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber and Ted Levine.
Jackson was not present during the said event due to his commitment in London but was eager enough to send an introductory video. Jackson’s latest appearance was in the “Captain America” sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Jackson signed on to a nine-picture deal with Marvel, appearing as the comic book character, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, in films such as “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “The Avengers” and their sequels. In addition, Jackson will reprise his role for the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Jackson is set to produce a live-action movie of “Afro Samurai,” which is based on a popular Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki. “Afro Samurai” follows Afro on a story of revenge, set in a futuristic yet feudal Japan. Jackson is also assuming the role of Sho’nuff in a remake of “The Last Dragon.”
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