Killer Elite Preview Clip Shows Jason Statham and Robert De Niro Fight Side By Side
Posted 09.06.11 by Ryan
The upcoming thriller Killer Elite has had several new clips released of late, but none of them have featured Robert De Niro. The movie stars Jason Statham as an ex-special ops agent who comes out of retirement to rescue his mentor (De Niro), but most of the clips have shown Statham trying to escape from Clive Owen, who leads a group of assassins in the movie.
The latest preview clip shows Statham rescue De Niro from his incarceration, a situation that was last covered in the movie's second trailer.
Killer Elite is being marketed as "based on a true story", since it was adapted by Matt Sherring from the 1991 espionage novel The Feather Men by former British Army officer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, but critics of the Fiennes novel don't consider it a true account. Either way, it gives Statham another excuse to beat the crap out of anybody that gets in his way and, as revealed in the preview clips, offers several showdowns between him and Owen.
Killer Elite also co-stars Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), Yvonne Strahovski (The Canyon), Aden Young (The Tree) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Newcomer Gary McKendry directs.
Next Showing: Killer Elite
opens September 23