With only two months left to go before the long-awaited debut of Free Guy, 20th Century Studios has dropped a brand new trailer for director Shawn Levy’s upcoming action-comedy film, starring Ryan Reynolds as a video game background character. The video, which you can check out below along with the new poster, features new action-packed footage highlighting Guy as he tries to save his fictional world from getting deleted by Taika Waititi’s character Antoine.
Originally scheduled for a 2020 release, the film has been delayed four times now due to the ongoing pandemic, and is currently slated to arrive in theaters on August 13. Its current release date sees Free Guy going up against three competitors in the form of MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, Sony’s Don’t Breathe 2, and Apple’s CODA.
In Free Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story … one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way … before it is too late.
Joining Ryan Reynolds are Emmy winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Blindspotting‘s ), and Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi (Thor: Love and Thunder), who is reuniting with Reynolds after previously starring together in the infamous DC film Green Lantern in 2011.
The film will also feature cameos from some of the video gaming world’s most popular influencers including Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott, Seán William “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, and Daniel “DanTDM” Middleton.
Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum franchise) from a script by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn and a story by Lieberman. Levy and Reynolds are also working together on an upcoming time-traveling action-comedy The Adam Project, which is currently in post-production.
The film is produced by Ryan Reynolds, p.g.a., Shawn Levy, p.g.a., Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine, and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.