Sci-fi actioner gets a name change . . . we think.

Regular visitors would have checked out a trailer for a sci-fi action movie named Lock-Out starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare, and directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger (Luc Besson is a writer).

The story involves a man (Pearce) wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

The movie seems to have undergone a title change to MS One: Maximum Security if the below trailer is anything to go by . . . we think.

The movie is still listed as Lock-Out on Internet Movie Database though, which is confusing.

It is probably the old practice of a movie having more than one title for different markets. Besson’s own 1994 movie was titled Leon in some countries and The Professional in other countries. All very confusing and it just hints that the distributors have no real faith in the movie’s brand name and thus its financial viability.

So which title is better? We rather like Lock-Out which sounds like some 1980s action flick starring Sylvester Stallone or whoever. With its crack quipping hero and old-fashioned action it certain feels like a throwback to the ‘Eighties!

Or they should have called it Escape from MS One because the plot plays like Escape from New York . . . but in space!

Which title do you like best?

Anyway, here’s that trailer and some pics:


Lock-out photo


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James has been running The Sci-Fi Movie Page since Before the Beginning of Time Itself (TM), i.e. since the site's inception in 1997. In addition to sci-fi James also likes 1970s motorbikes and chili dogs although he doesn't own the former and no longer eats the latter. He currently resides in Kiev, Ukraine for reasons best left unexplained.

  • Nautolan Jedi

    the “Lock-Out” title reminded me of a Batman villain.
    Lyle Bolton / Lock-Up



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