Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie are together again for Wrath of Man. But this doesn’t look like the scrappy British crime thrillers they used to make together. Instead, this looks a bit more…generic? But also very violent, so hey, that’s bound to appeal to someone. Statham plays a newly-hired cash truck security guard who seems to be extremely good at murdering people, much to the shock of his new co-workers. Watch the Wrath of Man red band trailer below.
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“Justice for Han,” has been the rallying call for Sung Kang’s fan-favorite Fast and Furious character, who had apparently snuffed it in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, the victim of sabotage by Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw. Meanwhile, Han’s killer was alive and well, and even welcomed into the family by the time The Fate of the Furious rolled around. Now, Han is back in the upcoming F9 and justice is served — though Statham’s Shaw is nowhere to be seen. And Statham would like to remedy that.
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Jason Statham is back to put bullets in bodies again in Wrath of Man, the latest film from Snatch and The Gentlemen director Guy Ritchie. It should come as no surprise that this movie features heists, double-crossing, organized crime, and plenty of casualties, and you can see what is driving Jason Statham’s ruthless quest for revenge in the first Wrath of Man trailer below. Read More »
Back in 2007, Viggo Morstensen gave us one of the best performances of his career with the Russian mob thriller Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg. For a long time, a sequel was in development, but it never came together. Focus Features isn’t letting the script go to waste though, because now it’s being turned into a new crime thriller called Small Dark Look that will have Jason Statham in the lead role. Read More »
I, for one, think Aubrey Plaza should be in every movie, all the time. So I can’t complain about the news that she’s joining the cast of the new, currently untitled, Guy Ritchie movie. The action flick will see Ritchie reunite with Jason Statham, with Statham playing an MI6 agent trying to stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology. There’s no word on what character Plaza is playing, but here’s hoping Ritchie is smart enough to give her a big, substantial part and not just sideline her in some thankless role.
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Director Guy Ritchie plucked Jason Statham from the world of modeling and gave him his first acting job in 1998’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The two have reunited multiple times over the years – in 2000’s Snatch, 2005’s Revolver, and again in next year’s Wrath of Man – and now the duo are getting together to make yet another new movie. Ritchie will direct Five Eyes, a spy thriller in which Statham will play the lead character…who happens to have a pretty spectacular name. Read More »
Upon its release last summer, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw made $759 million worldwide on a reported budget of around $200 million. Those kinds of numbers usually mean that a sequel won’t be too far behind, and now star Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that Hobbs and Shaw 2 is officially in development. Flex so hard that your cast explodes and read his comment below.
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Just one week ago, Sony Pictures had a sudden problem with their action comedy The Man from Toronto starring Jason Statham and Kevin Hart. After creative differences came to a head between Statham and the studio, the Hobbs & Shaw star left the production only a few weeks before shooting was slated to begin. However, since Sony was hoping not to delay the film’s release slated for this fall, they’ve quickly replaced Jason Statham with Woody Harrelson. Read More »
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Jason Statham has created a bit of trouble for the upcoming Sony Pictures action comedy The Man from Toronto. Four weeks before production was slated to begin (or six weeks depending on who you talk to), The Transporter star has dropped out of the project that would have seen him starring alongside Kevin Hart. Read More »
You can’t talk about the last ten years of movies without talking about Crank: High Voltage, right? The gonzo action pic was one of the most fascinating sequels from recent years, basically taking structure of the first movie but ramping everything up to 200. Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine‘s action movie never holds back, never quiets down, and never stops throwing everything in the kitchen sink. No hijinks or action beat is too silly or wild or grotesque. It is, without question, the pinnacle of Neveldine/Taylor’s filmmaking career together.
Ten years after Crank: High Voltage showed audiences a whole new world, Taylor remains incredibly proud of the movie. It’s only grown crazier over the years, too. How many action movies look and sound like this these days? Not many. The “love it or hate it” experience revels in itself, and it plays by no other movie’s rules than its own. Crank: High Voltage is just an explosion of grim and ridiculous creativity.
To celebrate the film turning ten years old this year, Brian Taylor recently spoke to us about the film.
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