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Film Synopsis | Lockout

The French Sci-Fi film, Lockout was first released in 2012 to critical acclaim largely based upon the taut scripting of Stephen St. Leger, James Mather and film legend Luc Besson. Mather and Leger's direction of Guy Pearce as the unlikely hero who must rescue the President's daughter (Maggie Grace) creates an unlikely "meet cute" when the beauty is surrounded by hundreds of dangerous beasts staging a prison riot at a doomed super maximum security prison that just happens to be located inside a space station that's hijacked and hurtling towards the earth.

  • Lockout selected for Miami Beach Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival on Lincoln Road
  • Worldwide Box Office: $28,726,864
  • Lockout was released on Blu-ray Disc & DVD, July 17, 2012

Similar in plot to Escape from New York, Lockout follows the exploits of Marion Snow (Guy Pearce) who must unravel a scheme to frame him for the murder of an undercover agent. If he can prove his innocence, he can avoid imprisonment in a corrupt, dystopian space station prison called MS One where all of the inmates are kept in a state of suspended animation or used for illegal scientific dissection. Agent Snow must track down a mysterious metal briefcase that holds the proof that he has been framed.

Lockout also chronicles the hapless travels of Emilie Warnock, daughter of the US President who flies off to tour the deadly prison in space alongside her team of Secret Service handlers who prove ineffectual when the defrosted inmates attack. Agent Snow is offered a chance to redeem himself from the crime he did not commit if only he agrees to covertly travel to MS One and save the President's daughter from a cast of psychotic inmates (deftly led by actors Joseph Gilgun and Vincent Regan). As the story unfolds, the hero saves the girl, defeats an army of dangerous criminals, hurtles with her back to earth and then solves the mystery of the missing briefcase. In reward for his outstanding efforts, he is set free and gets the girl.

Guy Pearce
Directors: James Mather
Stephen St. Leger
Producers: Marc Libert
Leila Smith
Writers: Luc Besson
Stephen St. Leger
James Mather
Starring Guy Pearce
Maggie Grace
Vincent Regan
Joseph Gilgun
Lennie James
Peter Stormare
Music: Alexandre Azaria
Cinematography: James Mather
Editing: Camille Delamarre
Eamonn Power
Studio: EuropaCorp
Distributor: Open Road Films
Release date:
April 13, 2012
Running time: 95 minutes
Guy Pearce