The still-persisting global pandemic has struck hard in the hearts and homes of many citizens all around the world, and among the many struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic is the media industry. Now, with things slowly returning to normal (should everything go well), it seems that the film industry and the video game industry are hand-in-hand. Free Guy, the highly-anticipated video game-inspired film, is finally coming out this weekend on August 13th. And, to get fans excited for the film, Free Guy has released a series of video-game-inspired posters to increase the hype for the film. So gamers and film fans alike, buckle in and get ready to dive into nostalgia with these new promotional posters.
— Free Guy (@FreeGuyMovie) August 9, 2021
The film, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer, is centered around Guy, an NPC from a nondescript video game (though somewhat inspired by Grand Theft Auto) that becomes sentient and heads off on a series of heroic quests. And, as Free Guy references several popular video game tropes and mechanics, it is only fitting that their new promotional posters pay tribute to some of the most iconic and foundational video games that helped shape the industry into what it is today.
The series of eight posters feature the primary characters from the movie, stylized in a way to match the art styles of popular video games. See Guy and his crew as they would have looked in the games Super Mario 64, Street Fighter II, Doom, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Minecraft, Among Us, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Megaman.
So if those posters got you excited for the upcoming movie release, you only have a few days to wait! Free Guy hits theaters on Friday, August 13th, so check with your local theaters and get ready to meet the NPC that’s got everyone talking.