Let's not beat around the bush here. Guy Pearce is awesome and should probably be in every movie ever. Whether he's playing a tortured tough guy in a crappy situation in "Memento" or a tortured tough guy in a crappy situation in "The Hurt Locker" or a tortured tough guy in a crappy situation in "L.A. Confidential," Pearce has proven time and time again that his a-game when it comes to playing manly men is in no short supply.
However, not content on just being the world's favorite badass Australian (sorry, Russell Crowe), Pearce has decided to come back with some new material with ten times the space shootouts.
In "Escape from M.S. One" (or various iterations on "MS One: Security Maximum," "MS One: Maximum Security," depending on who you ask), Pearce plays a tortured tough guy (see a pattern here?) who has to rescue the president's daughter from a supermax prison in space in order to clear his name. Real Oscar bait, this one.
Pearce stars opposite Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Lennie James, and a whole bunch of other space villains in the James Mather and Stephen St. Leger-directed explosionfest, scheduled for release on April 20, 2012.
Check out the trailer, courtesy of The Film Stage: