On January 24, 2022 — Furious Nerd Productions announced the upcoming release of the feature film, Jack Be Nimble. This film was written and directed by award winning Director Steve Wollett during the height of the Covid-19 epidemic. The film stars the legendary Bai Ling (The Crow, Crank: High Voltage, Red Corner) and Vernon Wells (Commando, The Road Warrior: Mad Max 2). Jack Be Nimble is a comedy about old gamers set inside a nursing facility, where five old school role players live out their twilight years. They still game, and this gaming is what is keeping their spirits alive. One day, one of the gamers, who just happens to be suffering from alcoholic induced dementia, comes to suspect that a staff member is a demon. He gathers his friends and together they begin the quest they have been waiting for.
“This film has a magic that I have not seen on a set since Mad Max” said Vernon Wells at the wrap party for Jack be Nimble.
Jack Be Nimble is scheduled to have its World Premiere in April 2022. The film has been entered into Fantasia, Tribeca, as well as several other festivals. A private screening of the film is schedule at Total Con on February 26. All who attend the convention may come to see it for free. For more information go to http://www.totalcon.com
Nerd culture has become mainstream culture in recent years. Jack Be Nimble was inspired by the nerds that made this possible. With people like Gary Gygax, Mike Pondsmith, Stan Lee, and others, who gave us the characters and worlds we have come to love. As many of these greats are now dead or very old, Jack Be Nimble was inspired by their lives. The film answers the question of what we, as gamers, may be like when we are seventy or eighty years old. Better yet, it looks at how nursing facilities might be in the age of the geek.
“Truly the best director and project I have worked with,” said Michelle Brown Houston, Project Manager for Furious Nerd Productions.
For more information on Furious Nerd Productions, go to https://nerdragenews.com/
Look for a Review of the film from Marcus of the Rude Horror Podcast sometime in the future! The Extended Trailer can be seen below.
Special thanks to Steve Wollett