First Trailer for Crazy Action Movie 'Guns Akimbo' with Daniel Radcliffe
by Alex Billington
January 15, 2020
"It's over!" "It's not over ’till I say it's over." Madman Films has debuted the first official trailer for Guns Akimbo, the totally insane, totally badass action movie from New Zealand filmmaker Jason Lei Howden. The concept for this is crazy: in a near-future world where a live deathmatch video game rules the internet, one online troll find himself in deep shit when he wakes up to find two pistols bolted onto his hands. Things get even worse when he's pulled into the game and forced to battle one of the meanest players to ever exist. Described as "hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially — chillingly — prescient." Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Hanako Footman, Mark Rowley, Set Sjöstrand, and Rhys Darby. I first caught this in Sitges and fully enjoyed it, totally nuts but awesome to watch (read my review). Genre fans & action geeks - you do not want to miss this! Lock 'n load.
Here's the first official trailer for Jason Lei Howden's Guns Akimbo, direct from YouTube (via BMD):
Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted right into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. Guns Akimbo is both written and directed by Kiwi VFX artist / filmmaker Jason Lei Howden, his second feature film following Deathgasm, after working for years at Weta previously. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and it also played at Fantastic Fest and Sitges. Madman Films will release Guns Akimbo in select theaters starting February 28th, 2020 this winter. How wild does that look? Who's in?
Radcliffe's American accent has gotten a lot better!
DAVIDPD on Jan 15, 2020
Samara Weaving is killing it right now. It's good to see Rhys Darby here as always.
Jon Odishaw on Jan 15, 2020
I absolutely love Daniel Radcliffe for trying something new all the time ... In the end, he might succeed in not being good old Harry anymore ...
shiboleth on Jan 15, 2020
I finally saw Swiss Army Man last week. What a delightfully bizarre movie.
grimjob on Jan 15, 2020
Yes! Definitely is. So glad it exists, and I hope more crazy films like that come around. This is pure action but it's just as wacky and fun.
Alex Billington on Jan 15, 2020
Oh yeah, he and Paul Dano are great in it. Half of the film I was confused for not knowing what the plot was. But, on the end, it was quite all right ...
shiboleth on Jan 16, 2020
Akirakorn on Jan 15, 2020
I'm glad Radcliffe is taking risky roles like this. First Swiss Army Man, Horns (still have to see it) and now this. It looks ridiculous, but Radcliffe is no stranger to it and does VERY well in these roles. I'm in.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 15, 2020
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