New trailer for Luc Besson's Lockout is basically the entire movie in 2 minutes

So why exactly does Guy Pearce have to go a prison in space and rescue the president's daughter from a prison riot, in the Luc Besson-produced Lockout? This new U.S. trailer explains everything, including the fact that it's all some one-eyed Scottish bloke's fault.


Apparently this film, whose title was changed to MS One: Maximum Security in Europe, is still being called Lockout in the U.S. Which seems like a good title, honestly. And this new trailer makes it clear the film will be beyond cheesy. Just listen to the guy telling the president that there's only one man who can get his daughter out: "Snow. He's the best there is. But he's a loose cannon."

So this is one of those trailers where it's basically the entire movie, condensed down to 2 minutes and change. In a nutshell, One-Eyed Scottish Bloke is a prisoner aboard the space prison, until he gets a gun and stages a prison break. And the president's daughter is coincidentally on board the prison "on a good will mission." Like you do. And meanwhile, Snow (Guy Pearce) is a motorcycle-riding, shit-detonating badass who's so slick, he can basically steal Wolverine's tagline. They tell Snow to rescue the First Daughter, and he's all like, "I'm thrilled that you would think of me." Then we see him spacediving in a space suit into the prison, which is a genuinely awesome shot. And after a series of Mission Impossible-style diving into wind tunnel moments, he finds the Prez's daughter, and now he just has to get her out. Too bad Evil Scottish Bloke finds out about her and announces that she's the convicts' "meal ticket." Prison mayhem ensues.

It looks ridiculously fun, and not at all to be taken seriously for a second. Just our kind of movie. [IGN]


Corpore Metal

Well it might be fun if it's skillfully executed but it seems like Escape from New York only Snake/Snow can't destroy the world saving formula at the end, just to be a cynical asshole—which for me was made EFNY so awesome—Snake just giving a big FU to the whole world. That's what drove me to like Riddick too.

And I'm not saying that to diss Besson, I'm sure he was aware of the comparisons and really means this to be a kind of homage. I mean, fair is fair. We've been ripping off decent French flicks for decades.