Trailer Roundup: 'Lock-Out' is 'Escape From New York in Space', 'We Are Legion' Examines Hackers, and Promo for Argento's 'Dracula 3D'

Trailer Roundup: 'Lock-Out' is 'Escape From New York in Space', 'We Are Legion' Examines Hackers, and Promo for Argento's 'Dracula 3D'

Dec 15, 2011

Guy Pearce in Lock-Out

If you’re looking for something to make your Thursday a little brighter, how about some trailers? Everyone loves trailers, right? We’ve got three new clips that should keep you entertained for at least six minutes.

First up, we bring you the second trailer for the upcoming Luc Besson sci-fi action flick Lock-Out. Guy Pearce stars as a criminal hired to break into a maximum security prison in outer space in order to save the President’s daughter. If you’re thinking this is a total rip-off of Escape From New York, you’re right – but it’s Luc Besson, who gave us films like The Professional and La Femme Nikita, so we don’t care if it’s a rip-off or not.

The trailer is a lot of fun and we’re totally buying Pearce as a modern-day Snake Plissken. Honestly, as of this morning, we’d rather watch Lock-Out than the long-in-development of Escape From New York reboot that Hollywood has been trying to make for the past few years. Check out the trailer and see if you agree.

With Time Magazine just having christened 2011 the “Year of the Protestor,” it seems like there’s no better time to debut a new trailer for Brian Knappenberger’s We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists. The film, which focuses on the work and global impact of hacker collective Anonymous, is set to give viewers an inside look at a movement few people understand. The trailer looks intriguing, featuring interviews with Anonymous members and various pundits highlighting what these hackers aim to do and how they have the power to do it. Hacktivism is one of the more fascinating cultural phenomena to emerge in recent years, and it looks like We Are Legion will shine a light into a world rarely seen by the mainstream. The doc will premiere ar the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival next month.  [via Twitch]

Many of us here at are huge fans of Italian horror filmmaker Dario Argento (particularly me). That being said, the auteur who gave us films like Suspiria and Deep Red has been mired in something of a creative rut for the past few years. When it was announced that Argento was tackling a 3D version of Dracula, fans were cautiously optimistic – but this pre-release trailer seems to indicate that our optimism was probably misguided.

To be fair, this isn’t really a trailer, and the clip repeatedly mentions that the visual effects aren’t complete, but it’s still hard to shake the feeling that this version of Stoker’s classic tale is destined for the annals of bad adaptations. The shame is that it boasts a decent cast, including Rutger Hauer, Asia Argento, and Thomas Kretschmann. Maybe things will come together in post production, but we’re not holding our breath. Check out the promo clip below, but be warned that it contains some pretty big spoilers. [via Comic Book Movie]

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