A new trailer has arrived online for Locke, starring Tom Hardy as a family man enduring a particularly long night of the soul. Following Hardy’s character as he embarks upon a long drive to London, the film takes place entirely within the confines of Hardy’s car, in a set-up that should rival Buried for claustrophobia. As in that film, Hardy gets plenty of interaction with his mobile phone, but other than the voices on the other end of the line, it’s a completely one-man show. Take a look at the new trailer, below… ...
- George Wales
In what looks to be a one-man show for Tom Hardy, Locke sees a man’s life come crashing down around him during his drive home. This entire trailer takes place within the car as Ivan Locke (Hardy) is inundated with a number of phone calls referencing a life changing incident. From the the writer of Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises, this is sure to be a powerful and dramatic piece, Steven Knight also takes on directorial duties in his followup to last year’s Hummingbird.
The trailer will certainly be gripping for those that like strong performances, and the mystery surrounding the calls is also something that will certainly have me watching the film intently. Obviously the images aren’t much to go on, with them all just looking like Tom Hardy in car, but still, don’t give up on it based on those.
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
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- Casey Cipriani
The international trailer hit last month, now A24 Films has debuted the first domestic trailer for the Tom Hardy-led "Locke". The self-contained drama stays entirely within a car with Hardy being the only actor on screen.
Unfolding in real time, Hardy plays a successful family man whose life unravels during one car ride. Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman and Tom Holland lend their voices to characters who call in during the trip. The film opens April 25th.
- Garth Franklin
Much-buzzed-about new drama Locke is essentially a two-hander: Tom Hardy and his shiny BMW in communion. The two spend 90-odd minutes together as Hardy's Ivan Locke drives from Birmingham to London. An incessant chirrup of phonecalls via Bluetooth leaves Locke to fight rising panic as his life threatens to unravel in a blur of cat's eyes and motorway signs.It's much closer to the true tone of the film than the thriller-ish first trailer. Without giving too much away, writer/director Steven Knight's main interests are not gimicky plot contrivances but good old-fashioned character development and human drama. It's been compared to a radio play, but we'd throw in Buried as another obvious touchstone.His Knight of the road, Hardy, always a mesmerising screen presence, is one of the few actors with the chops to carry the conceit. The promo shows off Locke's increasingly clammy charisma and an »
The premise of Locke sounds, frankly, boring as hell. It’s an 85-minute movie about a guy answering phone calls in his car and getting stressed out about his personal and professional lives. Yet reviews out of Sundance (including Peter’s) indicate that it’s anything but, and the first Locke trailer we got last month backed up […]
- Angie Han
Tom Hardy has established himself as one of the most fiercely committed actors of his generation, and if the trailer for Steven Knight's "Locke" is any indication, his latest performance will be no exception. Hardy stars as Ivan Locke, a construction foreman who, one night, drives from Birmingham to London. Locke has abandoned his job and family, and spends the evening on the phone with co-workers, his wife, his children, and others, all of whom are heard via his phone but never seen. Locke has decided to tear his life down for a single-minded purpose, but it's not immediately clear what that is. It's a spare but fascinating concept, and Knight's film was very well received when it debuted out of competition at Venice last September. The film is being distributed by A24, and will hit theaters on April 25. Watch the trailer below. »
- Max O'Connell
A24 Films has released the U.S. trailer for writer/director Steven Knight’s thriller Locke. The film stars Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, a man driving to London in the middle of the night to take responsibility for a mistake he made, and as a consequence, trying to handle the personal and professional reverberations of his decision. All of the action of the film takes place within the confines of the car during Locke’s drive, which is quite a tricky conceit to keep compelling for the length of a feature film. By all accounts, though, Knight has succeeded, as Matt called the film “surprisingly captivating” in his review. This trailer showcases the immense amount of pressure that Locke is under as well as Hardy’s intense performance, and it certainly looks to be engaging stuff. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer, images, and poster. Locke opens on April 25th. »
- Adam Chitwood
Following the international trailer released last month, A24 Films has debuted the first domestic trailer for Locke, starring Tom Hardy. The story centers on a successful family man (Tom Hardy) who receives a mysterious phone call that forces him on a race against time to save his wife (Ruth Wilson) and children, one day before the biggest moment of his professional career. Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman and Tom Holland co-star in the upcoming thriller, which hits theaters nationwide April 25 from A24 Films.
The story of one man's life unraveling in a tension-fuelled ninety minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.
Can Tom Hardy make driving in a car for an hour and a half compelling? If the quotes in this first domestic trailer for the real-time thriller Locke are to be believed, then then answer is affirmative. While the trailer does seem a bit silly since it uses quick cuts to Hardy driving a car from different angles and in various states of distress, it does sounds like his character is dealing with a lot of pressure from several different angles. Taking the isolated setting and single-character style of Buried and adding an actor like Hardy into the mix is what truly makes this seem like a promising film, but we'll find out this spring. Watch! Here's the Us trailer for Steven Knight's Locke, originally from Yahoo: Locke is written and directed by Steven Knight (director of Hummingbird and writer of Eastern Promises). Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is an obsessive perfectionist, »
- Ethan Anderton
How do you make a movie about a guy driving a car for an hour, talking on his cell phone, compelling? Well, you get Tom Hardy to lead and Steven Knight to write and direct it, and if you're lucky enough, you wind up with something like "Locke." Minimal perhaps, but that doesn't make the drama any less potent for this one, following the trials of a single man on a drive from Birmingham to London, putting his life in order with nothing more than determination and a mobile. And while Hardy is the only one on screen, that doesn't mean the star wattage ends there, with Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Bill Milner, Ben Daniels and Andrew Scott all lending their support in voice roles on the other end of the line. And it adds up to quite a package with our review calling it, "a very impressive film. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A24 has premiered the first domestic trailer for Locke, a 90 minute movie that takes place entirely in one location, the car of the film's protagonist, Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) Set for release on April 25, the unconventional drama is directed by Steven Knight and follows Ivan, a man with the perfect family and a dream job, but a phone call forces him to make a decision that will put it all on the line. Told through a series of phone calls during Locke's drive. Watch the first trailer below and let me know if the critical quotes and what you see is enough to convince you to check this film out. Pesonally I'm quite intrigued, despite the fact Knight directed Redemption (Hummingbird in some territories), which I found to be quite dull and repetitious. This, however, seems bold and unique and I'm always up for seeing whatever Tom Hardy is doing. »
- Brad Brevet
Watch the trailer A24 Films' "Locke" starring Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland and Bill Milner. This joins the new poster we added recently for the film from helmer and scribe Stephen Knight ("Eastern Promises"). Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, "Locke" is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. »
According to Variety, Daniel Espinosa is in early negotiations with Warner Bros for Blood on Snow a project produced and developed by Leonardo DiCaprio. The project is an adaptation of a novel written by Jo Nesbo, written under the pseudonym of Tom Johansen and has two literary sequels. Dicaprio is producing the project along with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davision Killoran and Langley Park’s Kevin MCormick.
The story is based on a hit man that runs away with his former boss’ wife after falling a job, kind of like that one Futurama episode, or all the Futurama episodes with the Don Bot. Leonardo DiCaprio wants the lead role of this project because he’d be able to portray a contract killer experiences a crisis of morality after falling in love.
- Hector E Rivas
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him. Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, Locke is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. Written and directed by Steven Knight and also starring Ruth Wilson, Olivia »
- Pietro Filipponi
A24 has released, via Yahoo! Movies , both the domestic trailer and poster for writer/director Steven Knight's Locke , starring Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland, Ben Daniels, Danny Webb, Alice Lowe, Bill Milner, Lee Ross, Silas Carson and Kirsty Dillon. Check them both out below! Locke is the story of one man's life unraveling in a tension-fuelled ninety minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line. Locke hits UK theaters on April 18 and A24 will release the film in North America on April 25. »
There are some actors who define the action genre. Actors whose steely gaze can make villains tremble; who could blow up a tank with a single flex of their bicep. And then there are the other types: those who came out of nowhere – those who you would sooner expect in a teen comedy or a cheesy romance than a rip-roaring, explosion-packed extravaganza.
So remember that Tom Hardy forged himself into a human wrecking ball for Warrior and The Dark Knight Rises, but before that he was a skinny beanpole who wouldn’t have a chance against Alfred in a street fight (let alone Batman). Before Jason Statham turned himself into a rinse-and-repeat action megastar, he was a diver and a model.. and although he was entertaining in Lock, Stock, he wasn’t exactly the picture of an action hero.
So here is a tribute to the latter. Here »
- Mike Revell
Check out the new official poster for Tom Hardy starrer "Locke" directed by Steven Knight. Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, Locke is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. »
Leonardo DiCaprio is already on board to both star and produce the thriller.
Blood on Snow is based on the novel of the same name from author Jo Nesbo, Variety reports.
The premise follows a hitman, who ends up on the run from the mob after a job goes wrong.
Warner Bros has yet to comment on their negotiations with Espinosa. »
No screenwriter is attached to the project yet, but it is based on the novel of the same name written by Jo Nesbø (Headhunters). The story follows a hitman who is hired to kill the wife of his boss, but he falls in love with her, causing them to both go on the run from the mob together. The book is the first in a planned trilogy, with Blood on Snow 2: More Blood arriving in 2015 and The Kidnapping closing out the series in 2016. Jo Nesbø wrote the book under the pseudonym Tom Buchanan, who will become a victim in The Kidnapping.
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