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11 December 2018

Everything but the kitchen sink.

by Andrew MacGregor

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: “Pan-demonium” - 2 mins 20s

Despite having its thunder stolen by the likes of Fortnite and Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 4 in recent months, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) remains one of the battle royale genre's fiercest competitors. To mark the title's PlayStation 4 bow, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts delivers a balletic display of improvised violence… and it all starts with a frying pan.

Repurposing this humble piece of kitchenware into a shield, the protagonist staves off multiple hostiles whilst scavenging for weapons and armour - PUBG's quintessential mechanic rendered in bullish live-action.

There's even a bonus for fans of early Motown, as Vogt-Roberts pairs this frantic melee with ‘Do You Love Me' by the Contours. Given the multiplayer shooter's unforgiving learning curve, perhaps gamers will appreciate some reassuring soul.

Film Production: RSA Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Producer: Julien Lemaitre
Executive Producer: Phillip Detchmendy
Cinematographer: Chung-Hoon Chung
Stunt Supervisor: Robert Alonzo
Production Designer: Chelsea Oliver
Costume Design: Chris Araujo
Editor: Jason Lewis @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ

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