Guns Akimbo trailer: Samara Weaving and Daniel Radcliffe spill ammo and a whole lot of blood
Daniel Radcliffe has been putting himself about ever since leaving behind Harry Potter, playing everything from a character who spouts horns (Horns), to an FBI agent come white supremacist (Imperium) and a dead body (Swiss Army Man). He’s kept busy, put it that way. Guns Akimbo is his latest, playing out like a cinematic version of Grand Theft Auto. When done well, the transferring of gaming ideas into film can be a lot of fun (see Run Lola Run) but it doesn’t always work out for the best (Hardcore Henry). Hopefully this falls into the former category - although reviews have been mixed so far. Watch the trailer for Guns Akimbo above to get a taster.
Nerdy video game developer Miles is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonising 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, 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, the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.
Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) writes and directs, with Samara Weaving (who was great in Ready or Not) co-starring, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo also featuring.
Guns Akimbo gets a US release on February 28 - we’re not sure yet if it will get a cinema release in the UK at this stage.