Lockout Movie Synopsis & Plot
Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, "Lockout" follows a falsely convicted ex- government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.
Luc Besson sat down one day and came up with an original idea: The President's daughter is going to be taken hostage by a bunch of prisoners in a futuristic space prison. And then the President is going to send in one lone man, a crude, unlikable guy who cares about no one but himself, but who can kick some major convict ass. Lockout
is "based upon an original idea by Luc Besson", but when did an original idea mean taking Escape from New York
, making it stupid and changing the location to space? Read our Lockout movie review »