Brad Pitt revealed in a recent GQ story that he may be on the “last leg” of his acting career. However, the 58-year-old actor, who recently co-starred in The Lost City of Z with Sandra Bullock, still has some projects in the works. The action flick ‘Bullet Train’ is one of the most anticipated.
David Leitch, who was previously known for his work as a stunt director, directs ‘Bullet Train.’ After co-directing John Wick, he went on to direct several explosive action films, including Charlize Theron’s ‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘Deadpool 2,’ and Fast & Furious spin-off ‘Hobbs & Shaw.’
His next project is based on Ktar Isaka’s Japanese novel Maria Beetle, which was translated into English as Bullet Train. Zak Olkewicz adapted the script.
The Plot ‘Bullet Train
“Bullet Train” is based on Japanese writer Kotaro Isaka’s novel “Maria Beetle” as in, Sandra Bullock’s character in the film. Depending on how closely the film adaptation follows the plot of the book, you can expect multiple strange assassins using radically different methods on the same bullet train, all tasked with different jobs and largely unaware of one another. However, as the story progresses, it becomes clear that their tasks are, in fact, interconnected, and a deadly game begins
The novel is a thrilling combination of high-octane action and a complicated, twisting plot reminiscent of Guy Ritchie’s early films, and “Bullet Train” producer Kelly McCormick says the film version has every intention of delivering (via Collider). “I believe the combination of what this movie is, which is kind of a crazy crime caper,” she remarked, “is a really exciting combination for viewers as well as actors.” “I can’t say enough good things about the film and the experience. Every day is a total blast.”
McCormick also mentioned that the somewhat compact environment aided in the creation of some extremely fascinating action sequences. “One of the things that were fun about the action on this was the right setting,” she said of the film’s approach. “So, how do you… What exactly is creativity? What is unique? What new is there in this regard? And it’s been a lot of fun for David and the action crew, which is led by second unit director Greg Rementer.”
‘Bullet Train’ Movie Cast
We presume the iconic actor agreed to it only to consume more food on screen – something that has been his signature in recent years. We’ll also get a good look at Sandra Bullock before she takes a well-deserved sabbatical from acting. But there are plenty of other stars in this odder take on the traditional action film.
- Brad Pitt as Ladybug
- Sandra Bullock as Maria Beetle (Ladybug’s contact)
- Andrew Koji as Yuichi Kimura
- Micheal Shannon as Jay Wang
- Brian Tyree Henry as Lemon
- Joey King as Prince
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Tangerine
- Bad Bunny as Wolf
- Zazie Beetz as Hornet
- Logan Lerman as an assassin associate
‘Bullet Train’ Release Date
It was initially intended to be released on April 8, 2022. The date was then pushed back to July 15th, then July 29th, and now August 5th, 2022. People are growing impatient, so let’s hope this is the last delay.
‘Bullet Train’ Trailer
Frequently Ask Questions
Did Bullet Train get delayed?
What is Bullet Train 2022 rated?
What is Bullet Train movie based on?
Bullet Train is an upcoming American spy action crime comedy-thriller film directed by David Leitch and written by Zak Olkewicz. It is based on Ktar Isaka’s Japanese novel Maria Beetle (published in English as Bullet Train).