In the new sci-fi actioner “Lockout”, “Memento’s” Guy Pearce plays “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.” Basically, it’s “Escape from New York” gets “Taken”, since Maggie Grace is playing said daughter of POTUS.
“Lockout” is from the action assembly of one Luc Besson, who also co-wrote the script. From the looks of the teaser trailer, it looks like co-writers James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, who also co-directs, have managed to overcome that handicap.
Oh, admit it, Luc Besson hasn’t been able to plot or write a clever action movie worth a damn since “La Femme Nikita”. His films have always been Big Ideas stuffed with clunky dialogue and absurd plot logic. It’s usually up to the directors to overcome those deficiencies. This 2-minute teaser trailer for “Lockout” already looks like it’s funnier and more clever than the last 10 Luc Besson-written films put together, which isn’t saying much unless you thought “From Paris with Love” or the “Transporter” movies were great examples of screenwriting excellence. (As someone pointed out below, with the exception of “Leon”, ahem. But that was what, 17 years ago? My point still stands — Besson hasn’t written anything great in a long, long time.)
In any case, get your first eyeful of the International teaser trailer for “Lockout”, which isn’t due out until April 20, 2012:
Via : ROS