Lockout (also known as MS One: Maximum Security) is a 2012 French science fiction action film directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Leger, and written by Mather, Saint Leger, and Luc Besson. It is both Mather and Saint Leger's feature directorial debuts. The film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, and Peter Stormare. The plot follows Snow (Pearce), a man framed for a crime he did not commit, who is offered his freedom in exchange for rescuing the President's daughter Emilie (Grace) from the orbital prison MS One, which has been taken over by its inmates, led by Alex (Regan) and his psychotic brother Hydell (Gilgun).
In 2079, CIA operative Snow is arrested for murdering Colonel Frank Armstrong, who had uncovered evidence of a mole selling secrets about the United States space program. Secret Service director Scott Langral, on advice from the President, has Snow convicted of murder and espionage. Snow is sentenced to thirty years on the maximum security space penitentiary MS One, where prisoners are kept in stasis for the length of their sentence. Snow's friend and fellow agent Harry Shaw tries to locate Snow's contact Mace, who knows where Frank's briefcase containing the stolen secrets is hidden.
|director||James Mather Stephen Saint Leger|
|editor||Camille Delamarre Eamonn Power|
|genre||action crime science fiction|
|keywords||arrest capture central intelligence agency cia clothe dementia derange discover escape pod espionage first aid force international space station kill memory card mental instability mole motel room murder new york city oxygen secret service shoot siege space program space station space suit stasis suicide test subject the international united states secret service|
|producer||Leila Smith Marc Libert|
|publisher||FilmDistrict Open Road Films|
|theme||prison rape science fiction action|