Gina Carano isn’t the only one breaking through into Hollywood! Keith Jardine is putting his ass-tastic grizzle face to good use now that his fighting career is on the ebb. You may have seen him in Gamer for a few seconds, and more recently he’s landed himself in several Steve Austin movies. Yes, wrasslin’s own Stone Cold Steve Austin, and did you know he’s pumping out direct-to-dvd action fare at a rate of 2+ a year right now? Jardine appears in Recoil and Tactical Force – where he even makes it onto the box! Sweet gigs, Mr Jardine!
But an acteur’s life is not all pallin’ around with WWE superstars and shooting heavy machine guns. Sometimes you end up in fare like this Manitoba-produced interactive webisode law show, Verdict.
Verdict is a revolutionary interactive web series that combines Law & Order with a touch of American Idol: YOU, the real audience, is the jury – voting on an accused’s guilt or innocence – and influencing the outcome of every episode.
In this fascinating alternate world, a population fed up with out-of-control crime revolts and demands change, and so the country’s justice system is radically transformed: cases are now literally tried in the court of public opinion. The highest-profile cases are aired live on Verdict TV, a 24-hour station run by the people, for the people. Citizens watch with fervor, listen to witnesses and examine the evidence … and then, they vote: guilty or not guilty. Through cell phones, computers, iPads and PEDs, justice now rests in the hands of the general public.
Verdict is a riveting social experiment that is already generating a ton of buzz, and it will change the way we think about the world and our place in it. Will justice prevail with the public in control? You be the judge…
You can watch Jardine really chew up some scenery on the stand as he plays Justin Tucker, an MMA fighter who saved a woman from an attacker but is now on trial for excessive force. Will he be set free? Or will he be fitted with a computer chip that makes him a controllable character in a violent death match?