Though, for this trailer the Luc Besson-produced sci-fi extravaganza has the title for Besson’s homeland, MS One: Maximum Security. Unlike the titular catastrophe that occurred with Unleashed, which is internationally known as Danny the Dog, I think we lucked out with Lock-Out. The U.S. title might be overly simple, the French version sounds like a Windows 95 virus protection software. This trailer, surprisingly for France (maybe?), is much more action-packed than the first, which highlighted star Guy Pearce’s surly, one-liner fueled protagonist, and it explains the plot. How novel.
I have to agree with /Film that it plays very much like Escape From New York in space (Escape From Space?), or maybe Die Hard (Space Hard? Die Space?). Either way, it’s pretty refreshing to see the wisecracking action hero make a comeback in something that actually looks pretty balls-to-zero-G-wall awesome. Even if it would be better if fellow “Lost” alum Emilie de Ravin (and fellow Aussie with Pearce) were playing the Space President’s daughter instead of the interminable Maggie Grace. Maybe I just miss that shrill screams of “Chaaaawwwlie?!” in the night…
Anyway. Lock-Out is set to hit theaters on April 20, 2012. I don’t know about the rest of you, but that sounds like the perfect release date.