Evan Husney

How An 80s Schwarzenegger Film Predicted Our Future

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How An 80s Schwarzenegger Film Predicted Our Future

When Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi film The Running Man first premiered in 1987, it presented a dark vision of the US in the year 2017: economically depressed, ruled by the military, and obsessed with a reality TV show. It seemed far-fetched at the time, even to its creators. But on the eve of reality TV-star-turned President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it seems more timely and plausible than ever. Watch all the parallels between this retro sci-fi film and reality in our inaugural episode of Future Shock.

2017, 7 mins, Produced by Evan Husney, Edited by Max Tiberi