Maggie Grace liked filming Taken so much that she’s decided to be in it again. Only this time, it’s in space. Grace is joining Guy Pearce in Lock Out, a new 3D thriller from Taken writer Luc Besson. Pearce will play a man wrongly convicted of treason, who is offered a shot at freedom if he can rescue the President’s daughter (Grace) from a space prison full of violent inmates. Don’t ask me how the President’s daughter ended up in space jail, or why they even built a space jail, they haven’t gotten around to explaining that part yet. Peter Stormare (Prison Break) and Tom Hollander (Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 and 3) have also been cast in unspecified roles, but, based on their resumes, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that they’re playing villains.
Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, who previously collaborated on Prey Alone, will co-direct Lock Out, which they wrote along with Besson. Besson will also produce the film for EuropaCorp with co-founder Pierre-Ange Le Pogam. The budget for the film is set around $30 million, despite the story’s sci-fi nature and 3D effects. Production will begin next month in Belgrade.
Source: The Wrap