April 13th 2012
  • Action/Sci-Fi,
  • PG-13,
  • 96 min,
  • FilmDistrict
  • Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Vincent Regan, Bojan Peric, Jacky Ido, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Tim Plester, Marko Janjic, Yan Dron, Patrick Cauderlier, Charlie Kranz, Nick Hardin, Mark Schrier, Milorad Kapor, Gary Hetzler, Pete Chaffey, Mark Tankersley, Jason Ryan, Evan Moses II
  • Directors: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
  • Writers: Luc Besson, James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
  • Producers: Marc Libert, Leila Smith
  • Executive Producers: Luc Besson, Andjelija Vlaisavljevic
  • Art Directions: Oliver Hodge, Frank Walsh
  • Costume Design: Olivier BĂ©riot
  • D.O.P.: James Mather
  • Editors: Camille Delamarre, Eamonn Power
  • Makeup: Laura Ozier
  • Music: Alexandre Azaria
  • Production Design: Romek Delmata


Snow is a loose-cannon government agent convicted of a crime which he did not commit. When it comes to breaking the rules, he is the best in the business. He is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President's daughter from a prison in space which has been overtaken by its prisoners.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Serbia
  • MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: Europa Corp.
  • Production Schedule: 11 October 2010 - December 2010

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2012 Guide Analysis: "Think "Escape from New York" set in space, this $30 million French/American sci-fi thriller features Guy Pearce as the cynical badass offered freedom in exchange for rescuing the President's daughter from a space prison which has been over run by the inmates.

EuropaCorp and French producer Luc Besson regularly churns out at least one or two straight-up English-language action films a year. Sometimes they take off like "Taken" and the "Transporter" series. Other times you get fizzers like last year's "Colmbiana" and "From Paris with Love".

Originally titled "Lock-out", an R-rating is expected for the Belgrade-shot piece which should deliver some decent thrills. It also marks a welcome return of a much healthier looking Pearce to the action genre in a role made to be hammed up - something he's obviously relishing in the early trailers released for this so far.

FilmDistrict is opening the film in the quiet pre-Summer period in late April so it probably won't earn much, but it's the kind of film made for a specific demographic (young male sci-fi lovers) and should deliver the goods despite the genericness of the premise."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 18 April 2012: Belgium, France
  • 20 April 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 26 April 2012: Argentina
  • 3 May 2012: Greece
  • 10 May 2012: Germany
  • 17 May 2012: Russia
  • 1 June 2012: Norway
  • 8 June 2012: Spain
  • 21 June 2012: Denmark
  • 12 July 2012: Australia, Netherlands