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'Revolt': Buff Lee Pace Vs. An Alien Invasion? Sure, Why Not!

By Tori Preston | Trailers | September 20, 2017 |

By Tori Preston | Trailers | September 20, 2017 |

Full disclosure: I’ll watch anything if Lee Pace is in it.* He is one of those actors that you’ll see once, in some movie or show, and be forever charmed by. For me it was in Tarsem Singh’s The Fall, which was the most beautiful and emotionally wrenching thing I’ve ever seen — and that’s before taking into account the fact that Lee Pace is hot as hell in it.


And, ok, SPOILER ALERT for a movie that’s over ten years old, but that feeling you get when you realize that the movie you’ve been watching isn’t the story Lee Pace has been telling but the story the little girl has been imagining as she hears him tell it? That feeling is what movies are all about!

And then, of course, there’s Pace as the pie-maker in Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies, a show whose premature cancellation I’m still not emotionally recovered from:


Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that Lee Pace is in a new movie called Revolt, where he’s fighting off an alien invasion, and maybe that’ll be the performance that introduces a few newcomers to the wonderful world of Pace? At the very least, I’ll probably check it out eventually. Because while it looks like an almost irredeemable pastiche of other movies (like District 9 meets Transformers meets Edge of Tomorrow meets the Spielberg War of the Worlds), it at least has that hot Pace hook to reel me in. Here’s the synopsis:

Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, an American soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) team up to survive the alien onslaught. As they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when the soldier discovers his true identity.

And here’s the latest trailer:

The film will be released exclusively on DirecTV starting October 19th, and then it will open in theaters November 17th.

*anything except Halt And Catch Fire, which I keep meaning to catch up on but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ there is a lot of TV on my plate, ok?

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Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba