New photos and a trailer were recently released for the upcoming action movie Killer Elite, which sees Jason Statham in yet another special ops agent character, this time hunting down an evil Clive Owen. Before Killer Elite bows in September, however, audiences will be treated to another Statham action thriller, Blitz.
Set in Statham's native Britain, Blitz casts the action star as Detective Sergeant Tom Brant, who is on the hunt for a serial killer (The Wire's Aidan Gillen) who targets other police officers. The movie was adapted from the novel by Irish pulp novelist Ken Bruen, who has a series of novels featuring the Brant character. Blitz opened in the UK in May, with IGN claiming that the movie "could be start of a beautiful franchise" that casts Statham as "a much more complex character than we're used to seeing." While not quite as glowing, The Guardian called it "oddly entertaining."
The latest trailer for Blitz, and an intenational trailer that debuted last October, are all we Yanks have to go on that the UK reviews are correct. watch the trailer >>