New Lockout Clips float across

Posted by CB Droege

Film District has released a couple of new clips from its upcoming sci-fi prison break adventure Lockout. Warning - spoilers follow, of course.

The first is a zero-G fight scene over some very dangerous-looking machinery. I wonder if it’s just for the clip, but the scene is cut a bit oddly. The transitions are off, and the pacing is odd for a cinematic fight. Likely, this scene in the film is a few seconds longer at least, cut down for this promotion:

This second one, released at WonderCon 2012, starts with the same scene, cut slightly differently, and moves on to show Guy Pearce’s character locate Maggie Grace’s character, though there is certainly somethign missing in-between.

It seems like our protagonist will be spending a lot of time connected to some kind of team, hidden away somewhere, which is fighting with the prisoners to retake control of the orbiting penal colony in the background of the rescue mission. They seem to have some control over the prison facilities, and have experts on the various systems standing around.

In Lockout, Pearce plays a man wrongfully accused of espionage against the United States, who has been given a chance at freedom if he will undergo a special ops mission for the government.

The president's daughter, played by Grace, has been trapped on an orbiting penal colony, which is currently under the control of the inmates. The protagonist has to infiltrate the prison, rescue the girl, and get back out again. Obviously, you can be sure a romantic relationship will develop between the lead characters.

There will clearly be lots of tense moments with evil dudes to outwit and out-punch, but beyond that, I still don’t think much of the plot. This will be one to see for the effects and choreography only, from the looks of it. No 3D version has been announced so far, however. A blessing in my opinion, since no 3D cameras were used in the filming.

In addition to Pearce and Grace, Lockout stars Peter Stormare. The film was written - in part - by Besson himself, and is directed by the team of James Mather and Stephen St. Ledger.

Lockout hits theaters on April 13, 2012.