Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Posters Online
Behold the faces of the revolution
New Set Of Crimson Peak Character Posters
Tom Hiddleston gets the blues (and reds)
Disney Now Planning A Live Action Prince Charming Film
Revisionist royalty ahoy
Assassin's Creed Adds Michael Kenneth Williams
Omar comin' to the game adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
01 July 2015
Exclusive New Poster For Tom Hardy's Legend
Getting a little Kray-zy
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
London Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Drop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Locke (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Trailer Lands For Tom Hardy's Locke
You have my permission to drive

07 March 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Yahoo! Movies

submit to reddit

Much-buzzed-about new drama Locke is essentially a two-hander: Tom Hardy and his shiny BMW in communion. The two spend 90-odd minutes together as Hardy's Ivan Locke drives from Birmingham to London. An incessant chirrup of phonecalls via Bluetooth leaves Locke to fight rising panic as his life threatens to unravel in a blur of cat's eyes and motorway signs.

It's much closer to the true tone of the film than the thriller-ish first trailer. Without giving too much away, writer/director Steven Knight's main interests are not gimicky plot contrivances but good old-fashioned character development and human drama. It's been compared to a radio play, but we'd throw in Buried as another obvious touchstone.

His Knight of the road, Hardy, always a mesmerising screen presence, is one of the few actors with the chops to carry the conceit. The promo shows off Locke's increasingly clammy charisma and an accent with a touch of the Richard Burtons about it. Also appearing - vocally, at least - are Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland and Bill Milner.

 Locke slams into UK cinemas on April 18.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 101: Wes Anderson And Andrew Scott
Did you miss us?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Gotta ask
What the fuck accent is that? More

Posted by chris wootton at 16:34 on 27 March 2014 | Report This Post

One might have
suicidal tendencies after this... More

Posted by nybras at 12:35 on 07 March 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Steven Seagal's Greatest Hits
Our leading Seagalogist charts the big man's finest moments

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Week 2 of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

10 Things To Look Out For At Comic-Con
Empire's look ahead to this week's big panels

Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)