A new teaser for David Leitch’s Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock, has arrived, promising the much anticipated assassin combat royale. The film is based on Ktar Isaka’s best-selling Japanese novel of the same name, which takes place on a bullet train travelling from Tokyo to Morioka.
The video introduces us to the narrative of Bullet Train, in which multiple professional murderers meet on a train ride while each is attempting to carry out a separate contract. It doesn’t take long for the assassins to learn they aren’t the only murderers in town. To make matters even more suspicious, their separate missions appear to be linked – all of the assassins were tasked with retrieving a strange suitcase. As a result, each assassin has several reasons to dislike their colleagues and suspect that they, too, may become a target. And what do professional assassins do when they are trapped? That’s correct – they’ll go to any length to survive.
The teaser for Bullet Train also previews the stunning set pieces that filmmaker Leitch has crafted for us. Leitch has worked in the stunt industry for almost a decade, organising crews for big-budget films like 300, Tron: Legacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. He’s also recognised for co-directing John Wick, the picture that established the language that every action film has tried to imitate over the previous decade. So we all knew we could depend on Leitch to provide another exhilarating experience loaded with fistfights and gunplay in Bullet Train. The teaser for Bullet Train is just a pleasant assurance that the upcoming film will, in fact, blow our minds when it hits cinemas this summer.
Pitt, Bullock, Joey King (The Act), Andrew Koji (Snake Eyes), Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Zazie Beetz (The Harder They Fall), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Hiroyuki Sanada (Mortal Kombat), Masi Oka (Heroe (aka Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny).
Pitt will portray Ladybug, the bullet train’s chief assassin. King is Prince, another another assassin who hides her sadistic nature under the mask of a sweet schoolgirl. Tangerine and Lemon, twin assassins who work together to take down their targets, will be played by Taylor-Johnson and Tyree Henry, respectively. Bullock will portray Pitt’s handler, a role that was originally planned for Lady Gaga.
Zak Olkewicz’s screenplay is being directed by Leitch (Fear Street: Part Two – 1978). Leitch also acts as a producer on the project with Kelly McCormick and Antoine Fuqua, with Ryosuke Saegusa, Yuma Terada, Brent O’Connor, and Kat Samick serving as executive producers.
Bullet Train will be released in cinemas on July 15. Check out the new trailer below the jump.