A guy wakes up with no memory of who he is — or who the beautiful scientist outfitting him with a cyborg body is. She tells him his name is Henry and that she’s his wife. Then the bad guys break in and steal her.
Sounds like a video game, right? It’s actually the trippy trailer for a new live-action sci-fi movie called Hardcore Henry. The buzzy indie film was shot using a first-person perspective that puts you in Henry’s shoes — it’s like you’re trapped in a violent videogame, with a super-strong robot hand and other cyborg embellishments.
Check out the bizarre Hardcore Henry trailer below. It’s chock-full of utterly bonkers action, that Queen song that rocked Shaun of the Dead, and a voiceless, faceless main character who stands-in for the audience, just like in a video game.
It looks like some kind of crazy cross between Crank and Call of Duty.
In a nod to its wild, video game-inspired aesthetic, the trailer premiered last night on Twitch, the videogame-streaming website that’s the de facto standard for gamers watching other gamers play games.
Written and directed by Ilya Naishuller, Hardcore Henry stars Haley Bennett and Sharlto Copley. It’s scheduled for an April 8 theatrical release.