‘Hardcore Henry’ Trailer: Is it a Movie or a Video Game?

Hardcore Henry Movie Poster
Poster for ‘Hardcore Henry’ (Credit: STX Entertainment)

After watching the trailer I had to double check the press release to make sure Hardcore Henry is in fact a feature film and not a first-person shoot ’em up video game. The trailer plays out just like a game (but with better graphics) and the story even seems to work within the video game medium as does the dialogue.

Written and directed by Ilya Naishuller, Hardcore Henry stars Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha, and Sveta Ustinova. STX Entertainment’s releasing the action film in theaters on April 8, 2016.

The Plot: 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…

Watch the Hardcore Henry trailer: