Versatile actor Guy Pearce channels Snake Plissken, Tyler Durden and just about every other movie badass in badass movie history. Written and produced by visionary Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element), it is apparent by this trailer that his distinct style shines in this movie, eventhough it is actually co-directed by newcomers James Mather and Stephen St. Leger. Pearce plays a man who is wrongly accused of being a spy against America and is given the opportunity to have his sentence pardoned if he can rescue the President's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by the prisoners... sound familiar? Ignoring the blatent premise ripoff, the trailer makes the movie look like a whole lot of fun. I can't wait!
And the most updated trailer (Jan 2012):