If assassins, Brad Pitt and high-speed trains don’t fire you up to hit the cinema and munch on ridiculously priced popcorn, we don’t know what will. Directed by Deadpool filmmaker David Leitch, Sony Pictures’ first Bullet Train trailer has officially left the station, boasting an onslaught of one-liners and action stunts before it arrives on July 15.
The upcoming action-thriller film is based on Kotaro Isaka’s novel Maria Beetle and is backed by a screenplay from Zak Olkeweicz. The story follows Brad Pitt as a trained killer fed up with the bloodshed associated with the business. “Every job I do, somebody dies. I’m not that guy anymore,” Pitt declares in the teaser.
Pulled back in by his handler (Sandra Bullock), he reluctantly agrees to a “simple” mission that sends him on a journey to collect a briefcase on a bullet train. However, he soon comes to realise he’s not the only one on board looking for the item. What follows is an epic showdown between independent assassins: Prince (Joey King), Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), and Hornet (Zazie Beetz).
Hosting a sizeable cast, Masi Oka, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Karen Fukuhara and Bad Bunny also make an appearance. Filmmaker David Leitch – known for directing stunt pieces in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, John Wick and Atomic Blonde – brings his signature style to the project alongside producers Kelly McCormick and Antoine Fuqua, as well as executive producers Ryosuke Saegusa, Yuma Terada, Brent O’Connor, and Kat Samick. Bullet Train is scheduled to hit theatres on July 15.