One part Gamer and one part Hardcore Henry, the first trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s Guns Akimbo has dropped via Madman Films and looks all sorts of weird, which seems to be Daniel’s bread and butter these days after playing a magical corpse in Swiss Army Man.
It also stars Aussie actress Samara Weaving (Snake Eyes, Bill & Ted Face The Music) as the badass Nix, who broke out recently with the horror-comedy Ready or Not.
There is also a funny scene with New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby (The Hunt of The Wilderpeople, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, What We Do In The Shadows, Next Goal Wins).
Check it out the NSFW trailer below.
Nerdy video game developer Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the “fun.” Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.
Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially — chillingly — prescient. Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.
Guns Akimbo is expected to land a release date next month on February 28th.
SOURCE: MADMAN FILMS