Madman Films has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming action comedy Guns Akimbo. Directed by Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm), the film stars Daniel Radcliffe as a video game developer who must fight for his life after finding himself the target of an illegal real-world deathmatch and its maniacal mastermind; watch it here…
Nerdy video game developer (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 set for release on March 5th and features a cast that includes Daniel Radcliffe, Ned Dennehy, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and Rhys Darby.