First Look: Ryan Gosling in 'Drive' & Guy Pearce in Sci-Fi 'Lock-Out'
Yesterday I attended a luncheon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas hosted by FilmDistrict, the newly created distribution company lead by Peter Schlessel and created by producer Graham King of GK Films. The company has a strong slate of films for 2011, including Insidious this weekend, but they also have two films I'm very excited to see later this year: Nicolas Winding Refn's action film Drive, and James Mather & Stephen St. Leger's sci-fi film Lock-Out (aka Lockout). A few photos were on display and I asked to put them online, but was told no. However, SlashFilm and Collider posted the photos anyway - so here they are!
Here are the two shots from Lock-Out, featuring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace, out February 24th, 2012.
Here are the two shots from Drive, featuring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, out on September 16th.
Drive, being directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher, Bronson, Valhalla Rising), is about a Hollywood stunt performer (Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. Mulligan is obviously playing the love interest in this and damn I can't wait to see it, because I love both actors and this sounds like it's going to be pretty awesome. Lockout, directed by cinematographers James Mather & Stephen St. Leger (Prey Alone), is a sci-fi about a man (Pearce) wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the US. He's offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. Thoughts?