Actress Samara Weaving has been a cinematic gift in recent memory with films like Mayhem, Ready Or Not and The Babysitter to name a few. This time, she’s got Daniel Radcliffe in her sights as an exponential killer in Guns Akimbo, from Deathgasm helmer Jason Lei Howden following strong turnouts at Toronto’s TIFF and at Fantastic Fest in Austin.
Guns Akimbo sees Radcliffe leading the narrative as Miles, a socially awkward, obsequious loner swept into a city-wide, dark net-livestreamed game of death by a clandestine snuff film gang known as SKIZM. Awakening handicapped with two guns bolted into his hands, he’s pitted against Nix (Weaving), a seemingly unstoppable killing machine whom he manages to evade until his ex-girlfriend, Nova, is kidnapped. Now he must stop running and overcome his fear to fight for the girl he loves.
The film is billed as an “adrenaline soaked balls-to-the-wall action comedy in the tradition of Kick-Ass, The Terminator and Deadpool” with an 80’s/90’s bygone era touch. That’s the quote from world sales agent Endeavor Content who’ve since sold U.S. release rights to Saban Films, and now for a February 28 release in the works.
Of course, a U.S. trailer is inbound from Saban at some point, while Madman Films is hitting the ground running an official trailer ahead of releases TBA in Australia and New Zealand. Guns Akimbo also stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny) and Ned Denehy (Mandy).