Brad Pitt leads an all-star cast in his first role since winning the Oscar.
David Leitch has been an industry veteran for years, having worked on the stunt team on countless blockbusters and hit television series such as Fight Club, 300, Tron: Legacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In 2014, Leitch’s name became known after he co-directed the Keanu Reeves film John Wick along with Chad Stahelski. Since then, Leitch has become one of the most sought-after action directors in the industry and has also become an excellent producer. In 2017, Leitch directed his first solo film, Atomic blonde with Charlize Theron; the following year he directed the highly anticipated superhero sequel Deadpool 2 and the following year he directed the spin-off of Fast & Furious Hobbs & Shaw.
Even in his alleged “period of inactivity” Leitch produced other action films, including the Bob Odenkirk film. I am noone and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Kate action film.
In 2022, Leitch will continue to dominate the action genre with Bullet Traina film with a stellar cast, an intriguing premise and the promise of bombshell action, a film that could easily become a smash hit and possibly launch a franchise.
So here’s everything we know about Bullet Train, we also have the trailer now !!
Do we have a trailer for Bullet Train?
Yes, it exists! The first official Bullet Train trailer was released on March 2, 2022. The clip introduces the main characters and setting. The footage also anticipates the high-rev action scenes that will be the film’s main attraction.
What is Bullet Train about?
Bullet Train is based on the Japanese novel written by Kōtarō Isaka and is set on a Japanese bullet train that travels at high speed from Tokyo to Morioka with very few stops along the way. There are five assassins aboard the vehicle, all engaged in individual assignments. Unbeknownst to them, they are all linked together. When the assassins begin to realize what is really happening, they must fight for their survival against each other to uncover the secrets that await them at their destination.
The premise seems to promise a lot of brutal and relentless action, it sure shares vibes similar to those of the John Wick franchise. It will be interesting to see what the rating of the film will be. Although the classification R. (Restricted): Restricted to Under 18s seems obvious, since, aside from Hobbs & Shaw, all of Leitch’s films have received this restriction, there is a small chance that Sony will want to aim for a Restricted Rating. 13 years to ensure that even the youngest audience join the chaos.
Who is in the cast of Bullet Train?
Brad Pitt is the protagonist Ladybug, one of the killers aboard the ultra-fast train. This will be Pitt’s first role since he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the role of Cliff Booth in Once upon a time in… Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino. It will also be Pitt’s first action role since he starred in 2016 in Allied – A hidden shadowRobert Zemeckis’ romantic action-thriller about World War II, in which he starred opposite Marion Cotillard.
Pitt also had a brief cameo as X-Force member Vanisher in Leitch’s superhero sequel Deadpool 2. On the horizon for him there is also Babylon, a period film by Damien Chazelle with an all-star cast that includes Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde and Jovan Adepo. She also recently had a cameo role in the double Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum, The Lost City.
Pitt has recently been involved in other high profile projects; he will reunite with his Ocean’s Eleven co-star, George Clooneyin an untitled thriller directed by the director of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jon Wattswhich was bought by Apple in a heated bidding war.
Joining Pitt in Bullet Train will be there Joey King as Prince, a fellow assassin. King has been keeping busy lately, having starred in the hit Netflix series The Kissing Booth and earning an Emmy nomination for her role as Murder of Dee Dee Blanchard in the Hulu limited series True-Crime The Act.
King currently has several projects in the pipeline, including 20th Century Studios / Hulu’s action movie The Princess and director McG’s Netflix YA Uglies. He also participates in the project Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the role of Tangerine.
Johnson is no stranger to blockbusters, having appeared in films such as Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Kick-Ass, Godzilla, Tenet and Outlaw King. He also won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his reckless role in Nocturnal animals by Tom Ford. Johnson has several major projects in the pipeline, including starring in Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off Kraven The Hunter, from Triple Frontier director JC Chandor.
Additionally, Brian Tyree Henry will play the killer Lemon in the film. Henry has become a valuable commodity in the industry: he just played Phastos, the MCU’s first openly gay superhero in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals and has had supporting roles in major films such as Godzilla Vs. Kong And The woman at the window.
Henry’s PTSD drama Red, White and Water by Lila Neugebar starring Jennifer Lawrence for A24 and the FX limited series on Hulu Class of ’09 in which he will star alongside Kate Mara are on the way. He most recently reprized the role of Paper Boi in the third season of the acclaimed FX Atlanta series, alongside Donald Glover and LaKeith Stanfield.
The Academy Award winner is also aboard Bullet Train Sandra Bullock in a role that was originally intended for Lady Gaga. This will be Bullock’s second collaboration with Pitt following the aforementioned The Lost City. Zazie Beetz will join the film in the role of Hornet, thus marking his second collaboration with Leitch after playing Domino in Deadpool 2. Also Andrew Koji is in the film as Kimura, continuing her leap into American blockbusters after playing Storm Shadow in GI Joe’s reboot / spin-off Snake Eyes.
Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Bad Bunny, Masi Oka, Hiroyuki Sanada, Karen Fukuhara, Pasha D. Lychnikoff and Miraj Grbic make up the rest of the film’s impressive ensemble.
When does Bullet Train come out?
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Sony has set Bullet Train to be released in theaters on July 29, 2022. The film was originally scheduled to premiere on July 15, but was later postponed to March 2022.
When was it shot?
Filming on Bullet Train began on November 16, 2020 in the Los Angeles area and ran through March 2021. While it may seem odd at first that the Japanese-set film did production in Los Angeles, it is likely that the ongoing pandemic has interfered with overseas filming plans.