For those who have been following the interesting saga of this film, here's the latest about the forthcoming project from co-writers/directors Neveldine and Taylor (Crank, Crank: High Voltage).

At one point the film was known as Game. Then sources said it was going to get a new name and it was listed as "untitled." Then it was Game again. Meanwhile, a release date of September 4 was announced by several sources (including this blog). Some associated with the movie would not confirm this at the time. Then the distributor, Lionsgate, listed it with the September 4 date and it was later confirmed by the filmmakers.

On March 31st, based on my own sources, I posted that Citizen Game would be the new title of the film. Again, some associated with the film told me this was not the case although it was later confirmed.

It has now been officially announced that the title of the film will be Gamer.

Of course, it's not at all unusual for a film to go through several "working titles" and release date changes before settling on the final ones. I've certainly reported on many over the years. It's just not normally so public (and thereby confusing). But I applaud the filmmakers for being so open about it.

The ensemble cast of Gamer features Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Logan Lerman, Kyra Sedgwick, Milo Ventimiglia, John Leguizamo, Alison Lohman, Aaron Yoo, Amber Valletta, and Terry Crews. Lionsgate plans to release the film in theaters on September 4.


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at

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