Guy Pearce Has an Interrogation Problem in the First Trailer For Lockout
When Luc Besson isn't directing standing ovation-worthy biopics these days, the French filmmaker is busy co-writing action thrillers for his studio EuropaCorp to produce like Taken, Transporter, Colombiana and up next Lockout -- the sci-fi adventure flick that sees Guy Pearce as a wrongly-accused government agent whose only shot at freedom comes at a very risky, space-age price.
The price being that Pearce's badass character -- who refuses to wilt under Peter Stormare's interrogation tactics in the above trailer -- must rescue the President's daughter from a space prison that has been overtaken by its own convicts. Judging from the preview, the gunfire-laden thriller features no less than three space crafts, two explosions, one highly choreographed bathtub stunt, a single escalator chase and three clever interrogation retorts from Pearce's character ("People love me -- just ask your wife.")
Lockout, co-written and co-directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, arrives in theaters April 13.
VERDICT: I'm all in for any film that combines brutal interrogation room violence with "your wife" jokes.