Guy Pearce LockoutIf you haven’t heard about the new sci-fi movie ‘Lockout’, you will soon if this trailer has anything to say about it!

‘Lockout’ has Guy Pearce playing a man who is wrongly accused of conspiracy to commit espionage and is offered a chance to clear his name if he can rescue the president’s daughter who happens to be trapped in a futuristic space prison that is currently in the midst of a prison riot.  It’s been described as ‘Escape from New York’ meets ‘Taken.’

The script was written by Luc Besson (‘Transporter’ films, ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘La Femme Nikita’) and co-directors James Mather and Steven St. Leger. The budget on the film is rumored to be $30 million but from the looks of the trailer, it promises to bring more entertainment than movies four times that budget! I’d watch the movie just for the interrogation scene alone!

You can see what I mean in the trailer below. And for those of you with sensitive ears, there is an f-bomb drop near the end (after all, it is an international version of the trailer).  ‘Lockout’ arrives in theaters on April 20, 2012 and also stars Maggie Grace (‘Lost’, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1), Lennie James (‘Columbiana’, ‘Snatch’) and Vinnie Regan (‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘300’).