Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex- government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison. The film is due in UK cinemas on April 20th, but before then the first five minutes of the movie have shown up online. Take a look above.
For ages there were plans to remake Escape From New York, and while those have fallen through, we’re getting something very similar with Lockout, which stars Guy Pearce as a wrongly convicted criminal who’s offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace) from an outer space prison that’s been taken over by violent inmates. From the evidence of this trailer, Pearce is definitely channelling the spirit of Snake Plissken. The Luc Besson co-written flick is due out April 13th, 2012.
We may get fewer Luc Besson directed movies than we used to, but boy is the man busy as a producer and writer. He’s behind Lockout, which sees Guy Pearce as a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the US. He is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison that’s been taken over by violent inmates. So kind of like Escape From New York but set in space. It’ll be out next spring.