Hollywood Screenwriting Directory

Lockout (2012)

Screenplay Genre: Action / Thriller / Sci-Fi

Movie Time: 95 Minutes

INCITING INCIDENT

HYDELL (Joseph Gilgun) breaks out of his holding cell on the orbital prison M.S. One and releases all of the other convicts. (00:17:01)

LOCK IN (End of Act One)

SNOW (Guy Pearce) agrees to mission with the promise of having his sentence reduced, and is sent to M.S. One to save the captive presidents daughter EMILIE WARNOCK (Maggie Grace). (00:34:18)

FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)

After rescuing Emilie, Snow decides to send her off alone to find the escape pods while he attempts to rescue his former partner MACE (Tim Plester). When villain ALEX (Vincent Regan) announces over the loudspeakers that finding Emilie will net a big reward, Snow has a change of heart and takes Emilie with him. (00:52:05)

MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)

With MS One knocked out of its orbit and set to crash on earth in less than eight hours, Snow puts Emilie on the last escape pod. She changes her mind to help Snow rescue the prisoners. (01:07:14)

THIRD ACT TWIST

Hydell kills his brother Alex and takes over command of the criminals. (01:18:23)