It looks like producer Luc Besson is going back to what works after this past summer’s stinker Colombiana. Lockout on the most basic level looks like Taken in space with Guy Pearce replacing Liam Neeson.
The trailers opening seconds sets a great tone that is followed up by some so-so special effects. I can deal with the space stuff looking kind of cheesy as long as the action is 100% bad ass. Hopefully Pearce fully embraces his role as the wrongly convicted man who is ordered to save the president’s daughter from an outer space prison.
Lockout is either going to be a lot of fun or another wasted opportunity, like Colombiana.
Lockout stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare. It opens in theaters on April 20th, 2012.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.