film / tv / politics / social media / lists / web / celeb / pajiba love / misc / about / cbr
film / tv / politics / web / celeb

Guy Pearce Lockout.jpg

Lockout Trailer: So It's A Besson-Produced Sci-Fi Space-Battle Jailbreak Film That - Wait, Did You Say Guy Pearce? Sold.

By TK Burton | Trailers | December 6, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | December 6, 2011 |

It feels like Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon) directs a movie about once every three or four years these days, instead spending his time writing and producing and finding new film makers to inherit his vivid, frenetic directing style. He wrote the script for Lockout, and then handed the directing reins over to James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, and what came out is… interesting.

It’s a detective piece, about a man wrongly accused (Guy Pearce) who must rescue the President’s daughter (Maggie Grace) — in the midst of a prison riot. That takes place in outer space. That’s my kind of crazy plot. The trailer is actually brilliant, mainly because it’s 45 seconds of hyper-edited sci-fi madness bookended by a gloriously dry, acerbic interrogation scene with Pearce getting his face knocked in while still tossing out one-liners. Coupled with some clever title-carding, and you’ve got the rare well-made trailer.

Take a look. It’s a little NSFW for colorful language:

In case you’re wondering, yes, that’s Peter Stormare doing the interrogating, and as we all learned from Constantine, all things are made better with a little Peter Stormare.

4 Days Remain Until 'Community' Leaves Us: Here's that 'A Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Community' Inspired 'Community' Trailer You've Been Dying to Watch | Robocop To Meet Captain Kirk In Star Trek 2 (Unicorn May Or May Not Be Involved)

TK Burton is the Editorial Director. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.