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​Daniel Radcliffe Has Pistols Bolted To Hands In Ridiculous Trailer For Guns Akimbo

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​Daniel Radcliffe Has Pistols Bolted To Hands In Ridiculous Trailer For Guns Akimbo

Daniel Radcliffe is starring in new film Guns Akimbo, and the trailer looks absolutely bats***. For starters, he's got huge guns literally bolted to his hands (which may explain those bizarre on-set photos from 2018).

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Promising echoes of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Guns Akimbo is an action-comedy film directed by Jason Lei Howden and stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Samara Weaving alongside Radcliffe.

After having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, it's due for theatrical release in the US this February - a year and a half on from the moment Radcliffe was spotted filming in Auckland, New Zealand, wandering round the streets in his pants and a dressing gown with two guns permanently attached to his hands.

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After watching the trailer, one person tweeted: "This movie looks insane in all the right ways."

Another added: "How does this look both horrible and amazing?"

The film's plot revolves around Miles (played by Radcliffe), an office worker who has to try to save his kidnapped girlfriend.

He finds himself drawn into the world of a sick internet craze that involves people fighting to the death in front of an audience watching online.

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Credit: Saban Films
Credit: Saban Films

Madman Films' synopsis of the film offers: "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.

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"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."

Credit: Saban Films
Credit: Saban Films

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Speaking with NZ Herald last year, Radcliffe said: "Jason Lei Howden has written a brilliant and delightfully insane script, and working with him as director and alongside the fantastic Samara to bring it to life is going to be a lot of fun.

"If you see me around Auckland looking very worse for wear and covered in blood and bruises, don't worry, this is probably for filming."

The film's producer Joe Neurauter added: "Jason Lei Howden is an incredibly talented new filmmaker, who with Guns Akimbo delivers a commercial action film that is original, fresh and gives us unique and exciting characters.

"We are convinced that audiences will love to discover Daniel as Miles."

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Guns Akimbo will be out in US cinemas on 28 February, though there's no official word on when it will debut in the UK.

Featured Image Credit: Saban Films

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Daniel Radcliffe

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