Almost five minutes of Lockout online
Another film has decided to take the leap and release some extended footage online, this time it's the film Lockout, the James Mather and Stephen St. Leger written and directed film which is also written by Luc Besson. It stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stromare, Lennie James, Vincent Regan and more in a film that sounds like a new take on Escape from New York.
The film sees Grace playing the President's daughter, trapped on a space station prison for the worst criminals ever who have just taken over the station and are looking to capture her as a hostage. Thrown into this mix is a man who the authorities are offering a complete pardon to, if he can enter the prison, rescue her, and return to Earth.
Now that does sound like Escape from New York in space doesn't it? Well even the way Guy Pearce has been shown to play the character and the lines he's been given have done nothing but reinforce that idea.
The almost five minutes of footage from Lockout show that there might be a little more to it but it's not really that far away from the Escape from idea. What the trailer does show though is a clip of two halves, one is rather standard action that plays out with the usual clichés, while the second part shows some interesting prisoners who are intent on getting the President's daughter, and some flourishes in the story that should hopefully elevate the film above the action.
Here are those extended minutes of the film through IGN and The Playlist, footage which does seem to be quite early on and suggests that it could be a tougher film that you might expect from an Escape from remake, although this isn't billed as anything such.