Big Game, starring Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports), looks like a family friendly action movie with an edge of danger. A young boy goes into the woods for one day and one night alone as a rites of passage and to prove himself as a hunter.
Onni Tommila plays the young boy — Oskari — who finds and rescues the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). Onni then takes it upon himself to protect the President from a group of terrorists, and together they must endure the next 24 hours.
Trapped in the wilderness after Air Force One is forced down by a terrorist attack, the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) must rely on the survival skills of a 13-year-old woodsman, in this thriller co-starring Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent and Felicity Huffman. In the rugged Finnish countryside, timid thirteen-year-old Oskari (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending twenty-four hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. As Oskari wanders the vast forest, the night is ripped apart by a deafening crash. Following a trail of broken trees and burning debris, Oskari discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the battered and bruised President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). With a team of terrorists hot on the president’s trail, the life of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a teenage woodsman — and this unlikely duo is soon plunged into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with the clock ticking down towards disaster.
Big Game does not have a U.S. release date yet, but it opens in the U.K. on May 8th. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.