Sure, MMOs today are, outside of a few broken marriages, relatively harmless. But in the future depicted in upcoming movie "Game", they're a little more hazardous.
The movie, which will be out in September, stars Gerard Butler and...Ludacris, and tells of a future in which MMOs have merged with mind control. The story will centre on one game in particular, Slayers, which is a "savage, ultraviolent" first-person shooter.
Butler plays the game's champion, actual combatant, who is being forced to kill on a weekly basis by the game's owner and the boy making a living off "controlling" him. He has to escape, find his family, get revenge, blah blah blah. You get the idea.
You can check out a trailer - with bonus Italian dub! - below.