By: John M Jerva

Hey I got a question for everyone. Have you ever wanted to see Harry Potter get a pair of guns surgically implanted to his hands? Well you came to the right place as that is exactly what happens in the new and bizarre action-thriller and we have the trailer to prove it! Let’s take a look!

Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little to 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.

Also starring with Radcliffe is Sarah Weaving of Ready Or Not and who is also the newest Scarlett in Snake/Eyes: GI Joe Origins and she looks completely off the hook in this one just like the rest of the film.

Jason Lei Howden helms the film and the rest of the cast includes Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, and Rhys Darby.

Guns Akimbo will hit select cinemas next month on February 28th courtesy of Saban Films. I was sold with guns surgically implanted so count me in!

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