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Sci-Fi London 2016: ‘The Call Up’ Review

6 May 2016 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Max Deacon, Morfydd Clark, Ali Cook, Parker Sawyers, Tom Benedict Knight, Boris Ler, Adriana Randall | Written and Directed by Charles Barker

The debut feature of writer/director Charles Barker, The Call Up comes from producers Red & Black Films, the company behind the well-regarded UK sci-fi thriller The Machine, and tells a very timely story of the “evils” of video games and virtual reality…

When a group of elite online gamers each receive a mysterious invitation to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, it’s a dream come true and impossible to resist. Arriving at the test site, the group step into hi-tech gear and prepare for a revolutionary next-level gaming experience, that brings modern warfare to life with frightening realism. At first it’s a unique and exhilarating experience. But what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge technology quickly takes a turn for the sinister »

- Phil Wheat

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The Game is Real in Slick Cyberpunk indie The Call Up [Trailer]

27 January 2016 10:01 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

New sci-fi thriller, The Call Up, is directed by Charles Barker from his own screenplay and is produced by red & Black Films who produced another fantastic slice of UK cyberpunk The Machine (review) a couple years back.

The film's Us sales rights were recently picked up by Altitude Films, and the film is expected to release worldwide in the second quarter of 2016.

Synopsis:

A group of online gamers are invited to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation.

Max Deacon (Into The Storm) handles the lead role with Morfydd Clark (Pride And Prejudice and Zombies), Ali Cook (Kilo Two Bravo), Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tom Benedict Knight (Dracula Untold), Adriana Randall (Experimenter), Boris Ler ( [Continued ...] »

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Us, Canada among deals for sci-fi 'The Call Up'

13 January 2016 12:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK, Australia, Japan also among key pacts for sci-fi starring Max Deacon.

Altitude Film Sales has secured distribution deals in a number of key territories for Charles Barker’s debut feature The Call Up.

Vertical Entertainment has picked up Us rights with Mongrel Media taking Canada. Deals were also finalised with Altitude Film Distribution for the UK, Nikkatsu for Japan, Defiant for Australia/New Zealand, Betta Pictures for Spain and Gate 23 for Airlines.

The Call Up follows a group of online gamers who are invited to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality game, but what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge video technology – a perfect representation of soldiers in a warzone – takes a turn for the sinister when the stakes are raised to fatal.

Max Deacon (Into The Storm) plays the lead role alongside Morfydd Clark (Pride And Prejudice and Zombies), Ali Cook (Kilo Two Bravo), Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tom Benedict Knight ([link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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