New poster for Lockout

Guy Pearce turns badass

When the new trailer for Lockout landed not so long ago, we were sold on the fact that it wore its B-movie credentials like a badge of honour, serving up a feast of OTT action against one of the hammiest voiceovers in recent memory.

Happily, the film’s new poster appears to be adopting the same approach, taking its cues from the bargain-basement school of artwork in its ultra-macho aesthetic.

“GUY PEARCE” it screams in shiny, metallic lettering. “TAKE NO PRISONERS” booms the tag-line (because it’s set in a prison, see?). Make no mistake, this is a big, dumb film that’s proud of its big, dumb roots.

Meanwhile, Maggie Grace looks to have captured that magic action-movie combo of beauty and anxiety, while Pearce simply looks like he’s itching to shoot someone. Chances are the opportunity will present itself sooner rather than later.

Directed by James Mather, the film will see Pearce’s maverick ex-government agent dispatched to an outer space prison in order to rescue the President’s daughter (Grace) from the rioting inmates. Admit it… you’re sold, aren’t you?

Lockout opens in the UK on 20 April 2012. Embarrassingly, we can hardly wait!


Guilty pleasure, or just plain stupid? Tell us what you think, below.

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    • blade32

      Feb 17th 2012, 13:14

      that gun looks all wrong. Guy's looking forward but aiming the gun off to the left, shouldnt he be looking where he shoots!? Also his hand is back to front. His little finger is furthest away from him, which aint possible! sack the design studio!

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    • Azazeal4eva

      Feb 17th 2012, 13:46

      Doesn't the story sound a bit familiar? send a badass in to a 'prison' to rescue a presidents daughter.. might as well call the move 'escape from... with the lead called Bliss Snakeskin.

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    • alexr

      Feb 17th 2012, 14:15

      Give me an 'S' - Give me an 'H' - Give me an 'I' - Give me a 'T' - What does it look like? Errr.....PANTS!

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    • trist808

      Feb 17th 2012, 14:30

      Nah, that's Pierce doing the "I'm so hard, I don't even have to look at you to shoot you" routine. He's actually targeting a small fluffy bunny off camera .... coz he's that mean and tough!!!

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    • trist808

      Feb 17th 2012, 14:30

      *Pearce

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 17th 2012, 14:33

      Photoshop fail, whoever's holding the Scar L isn't Guy Pearce- his head is way too big for the carbine and look at where his neck meets his 'shoulder'.

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    • DanRose

      Feb 17th 2012, 15:34

      His hand is all sorts of wrong... Still trailer looks fun, should be a decent movie me hopes

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 17th 2012, 22:59

      Bloody nora, its only a poster for a schlocky Saturday night movie lol . Any other time you'll pass it in the cinema and not give a shad.

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    • Siban1982

      Feb 21st 2012, 15:22

      Seriously Pearce could be replaced with Cuba Gooding Jnr, Wesley Snipes, Jim Cavee... Cavize... Caviezel (is that it?) Van Damme or Seagal because this really looks like a straight to DVD rushed job and that flippin narrator on the trailer is really giving it some! Just when I thought people had finally got the point that using that guy is cheesy and terrible, he comes back narrating over what doesn't look like a bad film but then he bloody ruins it with deep, rough voice! OI YOU?! NO!

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