The first five minutes of the upcoming Luc Besson-produced sci-fi action flick Lockout have been released. You can watch the action-packed clip here below.
The movie gets right into the thick of the action with a cheeky introduction to our hero Snow (Guy Pearce), an ex-CIA agent who gets set up, double-crossed, and sent to prison. The introduction intercuts his interrogation-cum-face pounding with the backstory as to how he got there. There’s a thrilling chase, some close quarters fisticuffs, and Pearce gets plenty of wiseass one-liners. Don’t know about you folks but I’ll take this over that Total Recall remake any day. Lockout may be derivative as hell, but it sure ain’t afraid to wear its influences with a shit-eating grin of pride.
Hope you don’t mind French titles and subtitles.
Lockout is written and directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger and co-stars Maggie Grace (Lost), Lennie James (The Walking Dead), Vincent Regan (300), Jacky Ido (Inglourious Basterds), and Peter Stormare (Fargo). The movie will be released by Film District on April 20, 2012.