The first person shooter has become a hallmark of video games, players stepping into the shoes of the hero and plugging countless bad guys with a barrage of digital bullets. Hardcore Henry, the directorial debut of Ilya Naishuller, is an upcoming action film that is entirely in the first person, taking this famed video game format into the cinema. Judged solely on its trailer and premise, Hardcore Henry looks to be one of a kind.
Undoubtedly one of a kind is the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters. (Still waiting for that L.A. location to open.) As part of their Drafthouse Recommends series, the Alamo Drafthouse is teaming with Mondo Posters to present viewers of Hardcore Henry with an exclusive poster by artist Cesar Moreno. Nobody is doing movie related posters like Mondo, and any chance to get your hands on an exclusive print should be taken full advantage of. At select Alamo Drafthouse locations on March 28th and 29th, Alamo Victory Members can attend a free sneak preview of Hardcore Henry as well as get their hands on this stunning poster.
Can’t make it to these special screenings? Well, Hardcore Henry opens in theaters nationwide on April 8th, 2016.
The official synopsis for Hardcore Henry:
Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…