Just because it's packed with fast cars, hot chicks and big guns, don't think for second that Paul W.S. Anderson's ultraviolent Death Race is just some mindless guys' movie. But don't take our word for it -- listen to Death Race co-star Joan Allen, who recently instructed us on the film's female-friendly qualities:
"If you don't care about the characters and their relationships and those don't really work, then the action stuff doesn't really pay off as much," the three-time Oscar nominee told us with a straight face. "I think what makes (Death Race) more appealing to women is that Jason Statham is in this situation where his wife has been killed and he can't get to his baby."
It's practically Fried Green Tomatoes, Beaches and The Notebook, all rolled into one. With cars. Posted 08.21.08 by reelz
Badass British import Jason Statham returns toaction this week in Death Race, director Paul W.S.Anderson's (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) high-octane "re-envisioning" of RogerCorman's 1975 cult classic. We recently sat down with Statham, who bravely foughtthrough a vicious hangover (he'd celebrated his birthday the night before) todiscuss all things Death Race. He also updated us on hisupcoming sequels The Transporter 3 and Crank 2: HighVoltage. What a trooper.
Check out our Jason Statham interview. Posted 08.18.08 by reelz
Next April, Jason Statham reprises his role of adrenaline junkie Chev Chelios in Crank 2: High Voltage, the sequel to the most ridiculously insane movie of 2006. While at Comic-Con to promote Death Race, Statham offered a glimpse into the sophisticated creative process employed by Crank 2 filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor for the follow-up.
"They wrote part two in like a week -- I think it was a weekend, actually," recounted Statham, who was a tad hung over after celebrating his birthday the night before. "They locked themselves in a room and just put three bottles of tequila there and just drank and wrote this script."
"It's one of the most enjoyable films I've shot in the last decade," Statham added. "It is absolutely madder than you can imagine. It's nuts, like the first one times a hundred. It's just ridiculous."
It's hard to believe that anything could be more enjoyable than making Uwe Boll's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, but I'll take Jason's word for it. Posted 07.29.08 by reelz
We have the trailer for Death Race and it looks like the movie will satisfy fans of fast cars, explosions, and eye candy. Jason Statham takes the wheel in the remake of the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, starring Sylvester Stallone.
It's not been made clear why Jason Statham needs a navigator on a closed track and we can't help but think having former model Natalie Martinez riding shotgun might prove to be more of a distraction than benefit. Or maybe not. Posted 06.19.08 by Blake
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are quite the optimistic pair. The writing/directing duo behind the over-the-top Jason Statham flick Crank (what Statham flick isn't over-the-top?) haven't even commenced shooting on Crank 2: High Voltage and they're already making plans for a third flick, Collider.com reports. But that's not all -- they're planning on shooting in 3-D, which we're pretty sure would make Crank 3 the first R-rated action movie ever.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves, fellas. Focus on making sure Crank 2 is a worthy follow-up, then we can begin talking about whether the world is ready for Statham in 3-D.
Source: Collider.com Posted 03.17.08 by reelz
The heist flick The Bank Job hits theaters March 7th starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows.
The movie is based on the Baker Street bank vault heist that took place in England in 1971 during which a group of part-time criminals unwittingly stumbled upon conpiracies involving Parliament and the Royal Family. The actual story has been kept under wraps for years because of a gag order on the press. It's a pretty wild story.
Check out our Review of The Bank Job for the full lowdown on the movie. Posted 03.06.08 by reelz
ReelzChannel has an exclusive interview with action king Jason Statham. During a quick-paced, fun-spirited interview, the actor talks about his latest, the real-life heist film The Bank Job as well as Death Race, Transporter 3 and Crank 2.
Check out our full exclusive interview with Jason Statham for all the latest news from one of action's top stars! Posted 03.05.08 by reelz
Familiarity, it seems, is the spice of life for Jason Statham. When he isn't collaborating with fellow Brit Guy Ritchie, everyone's favorite second-tier action star is busy making sequels to his previous works. Today, Variety reports that Statham has signed on for Transporter 3, the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of of badass Eurotrash courier Frank Martin. Louis Leterrier, the French director who helmed the first two Transporter flicks, won't be returning for a third round of car chases and gunfights, however. Instead, the aptly-named Olivier Megaton has been placed in charge of choreographing the chaos.
This April, Statham begins production on Crank 2: High Voltage, the follow-up to Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's non-stop
video game action flick Crank.
Source: Variety Posted 02.25.08 by reelz
You've gotta respect Jason Statham. While another actor of his ilk might be tempted to "branch out" and star in some pretentious vanity project in order to showcase his skills as a "serious actor," Statham steadfastly refuses to spread his wings, preferring instead to take on the same ass-kicking, high-concept action flicks that have become his trademark.
Variety reports that Statham has signed on for a sequel to Crank, the absurdly fast-paced action flick that debuted last year to surprisingly solid reviews. Crank 2's appropriately high-concept premise, according to Variety, involves Statham's character battling a "Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working."
Sweeeeeet. Posted 10.30.07 by reelz
Hollywood.com is reporting that Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Match Point) has been tapped to star in a film adaptation of porn star Jenna Jameson's biography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star. Word ist that Jameson personally picked the buxom 22-year-old to play her.
However, People is stating that Johansson's rep is denying that she has been cast, or that she has even seen a script. Says the rep: "She has no interest in playing the role."
And speaking of famous blondes, Paris Hilton has signed on to join Paul Sorvino (Nixon, Bulworth) and Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, The Deep End of the Ocean) in the cast Repo! The Genetic Opera reports Variety.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw), Repo! is a thriller/musical set in 2056 when the only humans who can survive a plague are those that can afford organ transplants. Hilton, who will sing in the piece, plays the daughter of an organ transplant magnate. Sounds interesting...
And finally, MTV reports that Tyrese Gibson (Transformers) and the unlikely Joan Allen (The Contender, Pleasantville) will be joining Jason Statham (Crank, The Italian Job) in Death Race 3000, Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the 1975 David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone cult classic.
Gibson and Statham will play two tough guys (in a cross country race where you score points by running over pedestrians) who have to go up against Allen. Said Anderson of his female lead: "She kicks the most ass out of everybody." Posted 07.30.07 by reelz