Ahead of its arrival in theaters next month, the official trailer for Deathgasm director Jason Lei Howden's action-comedy Guns Akimbo has today been released, and it's everything we could've hoped for... and then some!
In the film, 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.
As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.
The trailer showcases elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and uber-violent video games like Mortal Kombat, while capturing the very essence of what made Deathgasm so great. Pure irreverent fun!
Guns Akimbo opens in select theaters on February 28th, 2020.