It's no surprise that driving can be incredibly stressful. You're basically trapped in a metal box, and until fairly recently, your ability to communicate with the outside world beyond the toot of a horn or a rolled-down window was all but nonexistent. Locke, a new film starring actor Tom Hardy (best known for his role as Bane in the Batman movie Dark Knight Rises), capitalizes on that feeling of isolation and stress by setting the entire movie in a BMW X5.

Locke is written and directed by Steven Knight, author of Eastern Promises, and the trailer shows Hardy's character being put under increasingly intense emotional stress as he drives along in his Bimmer. We don't know much more than that, as the 90-second trailer really doesn't give away much.

The film premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival, and reviews are available that tell more about the story, but we don't believe in spoilers. It's poised to hit theaters in the UK on April 18 and the US on April 25. The trailer reminds us of a far more artistic take on Steven Spielberg's 1971 movie, Duel and has our interest piqued. Scroll down to watch the trailer, but consider yourself warned, there's a brief moment of profanity.


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      Andre Neves
      • 10 Months Ago
      Sorry, but I watch movies to be "entertained". Watching some guy driving around during an entire film isn't quite my idea of entertainment. Looks like a snoozfest...for me at least.
      T1
      • 10 Months Ago
      I agree with Andre. The premise sounds boring. Its a bit like commuting. Maybe he "leaves" the car with flashbacks and we get to see naked women and explosions.
      cubicaldweller
      • 10 Months Ago
      Looks interesting...Hardy is using a strange voice, his Bane voice would have been more interesting, IMO.
      Lucky Stars
      • 10 Months Ago
      If this was a zombie apocolypse movie I could watch it, I could be entertained. I would have to think he will have daydreaming types of thoughts to leave the car, will pass unless stellar reviews and then watch on prime
      fake
      • 10 Months Ago
      Sorry to dump on this films parade, Paul Walker did a similar themed movie a few years ago: "Vehicle 19". Low budget, shot in South Africa, but an interesting concept and the first movie that I have watched to use that idea. Kind of liked it.