Sony just announced that Luc Besson's "Lockout" will be released on July 17 in an unrated edition.
"A knockout! Fast-paced, action-packed and loads of fun" — Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
"The action movie of the year"—Jennaphr Frederick, FOX-TV
"It's Die Hard meets Blade Runner"—Edward Douglas, Comingsoon.net
Here's the release:
Culver City, CA (6/4/12) — Luc Besson presents the explosive, sci-fi action thriller "Lockout," breaking in on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet July 17th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Guy Pearce ("Prometheus," "Memento") stars as one of the most memorable action heroes since John McClane (Joshua Tyler, "Giant Freakin Robot") in this tale of an ex-government agent (Pearce) assigned to rescue the President's daughter from a deadly riot on a newly developed prison in low space orbit around the earth. Co-starring Maggie Grace ("Taken," TVs "Lost") and co-written by legendary action filmmaker Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element," "The Professional"), "Lockout" is guaranteed to thrill action and sci-fi fans across the planet with its exciting mix of hard-hitting fight sequences, smart humor and dazzling special effects.
Bonus features include the Breaking Into Lockout featurette, providing a look at the making of the film with Co-Director Stephen St. Leger, and actors Guy Pierce and Maggie Grace, as well as A Vision of the Future featurette, taking fans behind the scenes of this new action favorite.
"Lockout" follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the Presidents daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.
"Lockout" marks the directorial debut of Stephen Saint Leger and James Mather. It was produced by Luc Besson, Marc Libert and Leila Smith and written by Stephen Saint Leger, James Mather and Luc Besson. The supporting cast includes Vincent Regan ("Clash of the Titans," "300"), Joseph Gilgun ("Harry Brown," "This is England"), Lennie James ("Colombiana," "Hung") and Peter Stormare ("Armageddon," "Fargo").
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Material:
- Breaking Into Lockout Featurette
- A Vision of the Future Featurette
The film has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and is Unrated.
Funny, but space punks look an awful lot like Earth punks. I guess some things never change.