Hollywood doesn’t dabble too much when it comes to dealing with video games, though we have seen certain examples, for better or for worse. Years ago, Grandma’s Boy tried to present us with an insider’s look at game development, though, let’s be honest, it wasn’t the most believable stuff. And Will Ferrell is hard at work on some kind of esports comedy, though some folks that are actually in the industry aren’t sure how that’ll come off.
However, there is hope yet. The team behind the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics is hard at work on a new Netflix original comedy that looks at the lighter side of game development – and hopefully in a better sense than Grandma’s Boy. In Game Over, Man!, the stars, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson, portray game designers who get stuck on clean-up duty in a Los Angeles hotel. However, their misfortunes soon turn around when a billionaire shows up, offering the opportunity to finance their game. But things don’t quite go their way, as terrorists soon take over the hotel. It’s up to these three would-be heroes to save the day so they can make their game development dreams come true.
Okay, it sounds like it’s going to be borderline silly. But the trailer, which can be seen below, provides a good laugh based on its tone, in which the stars light up their cigarettes using lighters that are shaped like handguns – and DeVine discovers that his is an actual handgun. After his “drug privileges” are cut off, he takes matters into his own hands.
Due for release on the streaming network on April 20th, 2018 (coincidence?), the film is being produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Scott Rudin. It looks like it could be goofy fun, though we have yet to see more of it in action. More than likely, we’ll get another trailer down the road that will focus more on their development adventures – or, at the very least, how to incorporate their Call of Duty skills against heavily armed criminals.
If it’s anything like Workaholics, we’re in for a treat.