Samuel L Jackson to play US President in `Big Game`

Last Updated: May 13, 2013, 16:09 PM IST

London: Actor Samuel L Jackson will take on the role of the US President in forthcoming action movie `Big Game`.

The 64-year-old will play the United States president in the flick, which centers on his character forming an unlikely friendship with a shy 13-year-old boy, who is trying to prove himself by spending a night in the woods armed with just a bow and arrow.

However, when terrorists shoot down Air Force One, the boy discovers the political figure in an escape pod and they unite in a bid for survival, reported Contactmusic.

Altitude Film Entertainment have compared the forthcoming film to action movies such as 1988`s `Die Hard` and revealed it takes on similar themes to other 1980s movies including `ET` and `The Karate Kid`, Variety reported.

"It will be an adrenaline-fuelled action adventure that takes the universal rite-of-passage theme of iconic 80s films, such as `ET` and `The Karate Kid,` and brilliantly combines this with the visceral thrill of high-concept action classics such as `Die Hard` and `Taken`, the studio said.

Jalmari Helander will direct the movie, which will be his English-language debut, and Petri Jokiranta is to produce the motion picture alongside Altitude`s Will Clarke and Andy Mayson.

Production on the film will start in Finland and Germany this summer.