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Lockout trailer, Pearce's Escape from somewhere?

Lockout.jpgI'm not going to bring out the usual "Luc Besson's", because this film Lockout is from James Mather and Stephen St. Leger who together wrote and directed a short film called Prey Alone. Here they are writers alongside Luc Besson, and directors in their own right with Besson Executive Producing.

The film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Lennie James, Vincent Regan, Tim Plester and Jacky Ido, so the cast is strong, and when you see the trailer you'll be thinking it looks like it's received a healthy budget too.

You'll also look at the blurb and the opening section and wonder if Lockout might bear more than a passing resemblance to Escape from New York, after all the story blurb that TrailerAddict have is all too familiar:

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Seems very similar doesn't it, and when you see the opening of the trailer you might well be thinking that Guy Pearce could be playing a kind of Snake character in an opening set-up that does seem somewhat familiar, however when the trailer really gets going there's a lot more to it in terms of action and effects. I wonder if there's enough to make it different though, and not just "rescue Maggie Grace" the President's daughter?

Here's the trailer, which if you put aside the feelings of Escape From... you do see the potential for a rather exciting science fiction action film, and one with Guy Pearce as the lead, to me that sounds great.



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