Daniel Radcliffe Got Pistols Bolted To His Hands As He Tries To Survive In “Guns Akimbo”
14 Feb 2020
“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe gets to hold guns this time instead of a wand as he stars in the movie called “Guns Akimbo.” For action movie and Call of Duty multiplayer fans, “Guns Akimbo” is a familiar term in which one dual wields pistols. But in the case of Daniel Radcliffe in the movie, the guns are bolted to his hands.
Radcliffe plays the role of Miles, who was a corporate guy turned into an online game developer who pisses off a maniacal mastermind who runs "Skizm" an underground fight club that the public can watch online. With the guns fix to his hands, he has to survive whilst being livestreamed as life, the games top killer Miles, who is played by Samara Weaving, goes after him, in this all guns blazing movie.
Here is the sypnosis of the movie from the creators:
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.
Ouch! Just imagine the excruciating pain having the pistols pinned to your bones. In the trailer, we see Radcliffe struggling to pull up his trousers, open doors, drive a car, or just hold on to something as guns don’t necessarily have fingers to help him have a grip, with the exception of just gripping the pistols 24 by 7. But once you thrown into a game in which you life is at stake and a highly trained killer is after you, then those pistol are your only chance for survival. I am curious how gets to reload as the trailer doesn’t show how he is able to do that.
Jason Lei Howden of “Deathgasm” wrote and directed “Guns Akimbo” and the movie was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 29. It will have a limited release in the U.S. come 28 February 2020.