Luc Besson, Guy Pearce In “Lockout”

French filmmaker Luc Besson and actors Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace are set to team for the space prison hostage thriller “Lockout” which is looking likely to be set up at Sony Pictures says Deadline.

Pearce would play a man wrongly convicted of espionage who is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter (Grace) from an outer space prison which has been overrun by its violent inmates.

Besson co-wrote the script with James Mather and Stephen St. Leger who will direct. Shooting starts September 7th.