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By / 12.15.11

Do you miss the kind of action star who wasn’t afraid to stare death in the face and tell a bawdy anecdote about its mother? Then you’re probably going to like this new trailer for Lock-Out (known as “MS One: Maximum Security” overseas), in which Guy Pearce plays a sort of cross between Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson and Big Trouble in Little China Kurt Russell, who has to infiltrate a space prison to save that annoying blonde chick from Lost, and… you know what? I’m just going to copy the synopsis here, because it’s awesome.

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Put the BUNNAY, back, in the space box…

This shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Maggie Grace, whom you may remember as the kidnapped daughter in Taken (both this and Taken were produced by Luc Besson, incidentally). Getting kidnapped is kind of her thing. I liked the way they worked it in Taken where she was in a drugged-out coma for most of the movie so she couldn’t pull her crybaby bullshit like she did for the entire first season of Lost. If there’s one thing I learned in college, it’s that chicks in a drug-induced coma whine a lot less.

I quite like Guy Pearce in Robert Downey Jr. mode. What a wise-crackin’, shit-stirring, space shoot-em-up this promises to be. This looks like such a good time, your mother calls it.

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