‘Lockout’ Trailer: Guy Pearce Breaks Into Space Jail

Published 2 years ago by , Updated January 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am,

Lockout Trailer 2012 Lockout Trailer: Guy Pearce Breaks Into Space Jail

One sci-fi/action film that seems to be building buzz (and looks to have a bit of promise as well) is Lockout, a film that has been through so many title changes that it’s hard to keep up. Well, whether you though it was called MS One: Maximum Security or Escape From MS One or Lock-Out (with that awkward hyphen thrown in the middle), the new trailer for the film continues to paint it as the type of B-movie sci-fi actioner that many moviegoers enjoy.

Guy Pearce stars in the film as a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy and espionage, who is offered his freedom in exchange for a big task: break into an orbital prison that has been overrun by inmates, in order to rescue the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace). That premise alone has a throwback action movie feel to it (in the best possible way).

Check out the trailer for Lockout below:

As stated, Lockout looks like the type of sci-fi/action flick that is good fun for fans of the genre. The film’s biggest selling point is that writer/director/producer Luc Besson’s name is attached to it, in the writer/producer capacities. The French filmmaker is known for great sci-fi and/or action flicks like The Transporter, Taken, The Fifth Element, District 13, La Femme Nikita and his most celebrated work, Leon: The Professional. Suffice to say, whenver this man’s name is attached to a film, there’s a certain contingent of movie fans who are automatically going to line up and by a ticket.

Lockout will be in U.S. theaters on April 20, 2012

Source: IGN

TAGS: lockout, ms one maximum security

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  1. President’s daughter… how original!

    • Yah, should have been president’s son, lol. :-P

      The prison concept kind of reminds me of Escape from Butcher Bay, except that wasn’t a floating prison, just isolated on a desolate planet…

    • hero described as a “loose cannon” also original

  2. So it’s Snake Plissken in space.
    O… kay…

    • *Has to agree: Snake Plissken for the modern world. But must say: Pearce looks fierce!

  3. I think this will be a dark horse to be honest. I had no idea who Luc Besson is but I’ve seen all those films listed an they’re amazing.
    I think this will be more Transporter than Leon but that’s not a bad thing.

  4. I think this will be a dark horse to be honest. I had no idea who Luc Besson is but I’ve seen all those films listed an they’re amazing.
    I think this will be more Transporter than Leon but that’s not a bad thing.

  5. I think this will be a dark horse to be honest. I had no idea who Luc Besson is but I’ve seen all those films listed an they’re amazing.

    I think this will be more Transporter than Leon but that’s not a bad thing.

  6. The film looks awesome, Guy Peacre is a amazing actor and he was great in Memento.

    Disctict 13, Taken, Leon and The Transporter are my favourite movies ever but The Fifth Element is one of my favourite sic-fi classic movies of all time so I hope Luc Besson does a great job with this movie.

    It looks like it can be a sleeper hit.

  7. Admittedly, the set-up for the clip begged for Snake Plissken to appear.

  8. it looks better than escape from l.a. at least
    “hes the best there is, but hes a loose cannon” lol!
    apart from that, looks good and besson has been one of my favs since i saw leon.

  9. I’m looking forward to watching this one – a big fan of Guy Pearce who hopefully can pull this off and overcome the obvious potential pitfalls and cliches!

  10. Rescuing the President’s daughter…>this is an original theme (Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3!)

    • Um, are you serious? Rescueing the president’s daughter has been a movie plot for YEARS before that silly game…

      • lol! No, joking of course…this is as good and old and hackneyed a cliche as the best of them, but I’m still really looking forward to the movie. I’m a fan of Guy Pearce!

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