Excellent Teaser Trailer for Guy Pearce’s Sci-Fi Actioner Lock Out

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Guy Pearce in Lockout (2012) Movie Image

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

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  • justjoe

    “Oh, admit it, Luc Besson hasn’t been able to plot or write a clever action movie worth a damn since “La Femme Nikita”.” I guess, that little flic, called “Leon, the Professional”, giving us the coolest cinematic badass since Chow Yun Fat was flying under your radar? SHAME on you!!!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Oh, yeah, Leon. So long ago that it slipped my mind. P.S. What are you, a 90-year old grandmother? Who goes around saying “Shame on you”?

      • justjoe

        “Who goes around saying “Shame on you”?” Someone who´s proving you wrong! ;-)
        BTW it´s not Maggie Pearce, it´s Maggie Grace!

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Pfft. A minor typo, whatever, GrandmotherJoe.

  • heyu

    I think Luc wrote Taken and the D13 films and those were pretty fun. Columbiana had a lot of potential but kinda sucked. This one looks solid…so far anyway

    • justjoe

      “The 5th Element” was fun a well, cliched and stupid but a lot of fun! Besson also produced and wrote “Unleashed” and “Kiss of the dragon”, Jet Li´s best work outside HK (and maybe with “Unleashed” his best acting job period), so he´s doing a pretty good job in my book.

    • Avery16

      I agree with the D13 movies being fun. I like those. And FROM PARIS WITH LOVE was much more fun than it had any right to be, mainly because Travolta and Myers had such great chemistry.

  • pinakin

    For me Luc Besson’s best writing work is Angel-A ..its a very charming comedy.. and yes i like Wasabi too..so i guess the guy can write good fun entertaining scripts