The trailer for the Tom Hardy thriller Locke has been released online.
Tom Hardy has, unfortunately, not graced our screen since the summer of 2012 when he brilliantly portrayed Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and that has been due to him working on films that just haven’t seen the light of day yet (apart from film festivals).
The first time we will get to see Hardy again is when he’ll play the only on-screen character in Locke, a thriller in which his character Ivan Locke is faced with a tough, life-altering decision after a phone call.
The Locke trailer was just released by the Lionsgate UK YouTube account. Check it out:
While we don’t get to see too much of the substance of Locke in this trailer, we do get to see what cool visuals director Steven Knight has created. It certainly does look impressive, and all signs point to Knight’s script being equally impressive.
“I’d just finished the [Jason] Statham picture [Redemption], which was very conventional. And the whole process just made me think to look again at the basics of what the job is: get a load of people into a room, turn off the lights and get them to watch a screen for 90 minutes, and how many other ways there are, without using all the tricks that normally go with a film,” Knight revealed to The Playlist. “And that meant it needed to be one person and I think Tom is the best actor we’ve got, so when he was interested, I wrote the script knowing that he was going to be in it. The whole thing was all quite odd and very quick, we met in November, wrote it over Christmas and shot it in February.”
That’s high praise for Hardy, but it’s praise that his work certainly merits.
Here’s the official plot summary:
“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.