Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Statham Returns! 'Killer Elite' and 'Safe' Previews!

Having recently starred in the OTT 'Crank' sequel Crank 2: High Voltage, the Charles Bronson movie remake The Mechanic, and co-starring in the action-man heavy The Expendables - Jason Statham shows no signs of slowing down to a gentler pace.


On his 2012 slate already is 'Echelon' - based on the Andy "SAS" McNab novel - and the sequel to the aforementioned 'Expendables'. But before they hit your local multiplexes he has two more action movies about to reach your screens in the next couple of months.

The first of these is Killer Elite, based on the novel "The Feather Men" by the renowned explorer and frostbite victim Ranulph Fiennes, released on September 23rd.



Statham stars as an ex-SAS member who's mentor, played by Robert De Niro - in ass-kicking mode, is kidnapped by Clive Owen and his goons. His purpose? Get De Niro back!

In terms of plot it seems like your standard 'Man-of-action comes out of retirement to shoot some bad guys'-set-up, but boy does it look good!

After that, on October 28th, he has the Boaz Yakin-directed Safe, where he plays a security agent on a mission to save a little Chinese girl. Not a lot to go on, but based on Yakin's previous output (screenwriter of 'The Rookie' and writer-director of the amazing 'Fresh') - I'm exited!

You can see the 'Safe' movie poster here.


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