“Bullet Train” is an upcoming American action-packed movie directed by David Leitch and produced by Kelly McCormick alongside Fuqua with Kat Samick as the executive producer. The movie is based on the novel “Maria Beetle” penned by a Japanese author Kōtarō Isaka published in 2010.
According to reports, the A-lister Brad Pitt who will be seen in the upcoming movie Bullet Train as the main lead did 95% of his stunts.
But, what can we expect from Bullet Train? Here’s what we know so far regarding the release date, cast and plot. Read the post till the end.
As per the Hollywood Reporter, director David Leitch confirmed that filming has officially wrapped in March 2021 and post-production of the movie has completed and is all set to hit theatres in July 2022.
On June 14, 2021, Sony confirmed that “Bullet Train” is slated for a release on April 8, 2022. However, it was later pushed back to July 15, 2022.
The Cast of Bullet Train: Who’s in it?
In the upcoming action-packed thriller movie, we’ll be seeing so many well-known faces including Brad Pitt and joining him are–
Logan Lerman, Michael Shannon, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Joey King, Antoine Fuqua, Zazie Beetz, David Leitch, Zak Olkewicz, Aaron Johnson, Sandra Bullock, Masi Oka, Kelly McCormick, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Last year in December, Benito Antonio Martínez aka Bad Bunny was also added to the list of cast members and we’ll be seeing him tussling with Brad Pitt. It was rumoured that Lady Gaga has joined the cast as well but it has not been confirmed.
Bullet Train: Plot
The official synopsis on IMDb reads:
“Five assassins aboard a fast-moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.”
The upcoming movie is based on the novel “Maria Beetle” written by Kotaro Isaka and depending on the accuracy of the movie adaptation that is if the movie follows the original book narration, the film will revolve around multiple assassins in which they are all assigned with different tasks and are oblivious of each other. However, as the story prolongs, their tasks are interconnected and this turns into a deadly game.
According to “Bullet Train” producer Kelly McCormick (via Collider): “I think the combo is what this movie is, which is kind of a crazy crime caper, is a really exciting combo for fans as well as actors,” she said. “I can’t speak more highly of the picture and the experience. Every day is an absolute riot.”
McCormick also disclosed that the comparatively minor setting has enabled him to create more intriguing action pieces. She said, “One of the things that was fun about the action on this is the confined space, in that we’re basically on a bullet train for the whole picture,” her take on the description of the movie’s approach. She continued, “So, how do you… What is creative? What is original? What is fresh, with regards to that? And, that’s been a really fun challenge for David, as well as the action team headed by second unit director Greg Rementer.”
Though details of the full storyline are scarce, Deadline provides this synopsis: “Five assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are not unrelated to one another. The question becomes, who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?”
Bullet Train Trailer
Here’s the official trailer of Bullet Train which is set to premiere on July 15, 2022.