Looking like the love child between Crank and Gamer, Daniel Radcliffe stars in the gleefully over the top trailer for Guns Akimbo. Radcliffe stars as a Games developer and part-time internet troll who unexpectedly finds himself with two guns bolted to his hands to play a twisted game. Here’s the official synopsis for more details;
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.
This looks like it could be a lot of fun, Radcliffe is miles away from Harry Potter these days. His recent turn in Miracle Workers once again proves his eye for a good script, and willingness to push himself as an actor. Gun Akimbo just looks look a lot of fun, and he really is nailing that American accent. Check out the trailer below.