BETA TEST, starring Arrow’s Manu Bennett, hits theatres July 22.
From producer/writer/director Nicholas Gyeney, and produced by Mirror Images LTD, BETA TEST a sci-fi action thriller described as a “a cross between the intimate suspense of Die Hard and the 21st century chaos of Gamer,” that will open in approximately 15 US theaters.
BETA TEST is a suspenseful thought-provoking journey of greed, revenge, and the power of the video game in the 21st century. The film’s storyline revolves around Max Troy, a Seattle-based video game champion and game tester who is about to test the latest game sensation from global video game juggernaut, Sentinel.
As Max begins his procedural dissection of the game, he begins to realize this new game is not like any other. As Max completes new tasks, events in the real world begin to mirror them. Soon, Max uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy from within the walls of Sentinel, which leads him to discover that the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed, is a real man, in the real world. If Max can somehow join forces with Creed, together they may have a chance at unraveling this conspiracy before the tasks in the game escalate and overwhelm their city.
Starring alongside Arrow and alum Manu Bennett are Larenz Tate, who has appeared in groundbreaking films such as Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, and Crash, Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid Part II, Inception, The Game), and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat, Teen Wolf, Wyatt Earp).
BETA TEST will be released in approximately 15 US theaters via AMC on July 22nd.