Category: Bullet Train

Bullet Train director unpacks Brad Pitt’s assassin: ‘He’s cursed, or he thinks he is’

“It’s just a big summer popcorn movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously,” David Leitch tells EW of his forthcoming killers-on-a-train action film.

David Leitch, the stuntman-turned-director behind Atomic Blonde and Hobbs & Shaw, is fresh off an appearance at CinemaCon and he can’t contain his elation. You can practically hear the grin that pricks up on his face as he speaks over the phone a day after showcasing his latest action epic Bullet Train at the Las Vegas convention for theater owners.

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Bad Bunny Talks Filming ‘Bullet Train’ Fight Scenes With Brad Pitt

In an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, the reggaeton hitmaker talked about co-starring with Brad Pitt in the upcoming assassin action-thriller “Bullet Train”.

As it turns out, some of the action with Pitt didn’t go quite as planned, as Bad Bunny revealed, “I f**ed up his face” during their fight scene.

He also said that shooting the scene took “a lot of effort,” and included a whole week of training to get the choreography down.

“But it is something that I love. I love to put something new to do,” the artist said.

“You know me. I’m a fighter. I’m a wrestler… [it was an] amazing experience,” he added. “Yo. Increíble. I was very excited. Mocionado. Proud because the experience was so good. The movie’s amazing. Brad Pitt is a[n] amazing guy. He was always so respectful and nice with me.”

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Sony Unveils Exclusive Footage of ‘Bullet Train’

Sony made plenty of noise, first by showing more than 10 minutes of Bullet Train…

Greenstein welcomed the “visionary director” driving Bullet Train, David Leitch. Upon taking the stage, he said that he and producing partner Kelly McCormick set out with lofty goals to make something “incredibly original, something that would get people back into the cinema. … I believe we did that.”

Leitch’s film, due July 29, is described as a fun, delirious action-thriller with Brad Pitt leading an ensemble cast of eclectic, diverse assassins — all with connected yet conflicting objectives — set against the backdrop of a non-stop ride through modern-day Japan. It’s a Pitt “like you’ve never seen him before,” praised Leitch. And the footage backed up that claim with Pitt walking the streets of Tokyo while speaking to Sandra Bullock’s character on the telephone as she details his mission — to retrieve a briefcase with a train sticker on it.

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Taylor-Johnson: ‘Bullet Train’ Was Originally a ‘Dark,’ ‘Vicious Action Piece’ Before Comedy

“Originally this thing was quite a dark, R-rated, vicious action piece, but we hammed it up and made it fun,” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson told HERO Magazine in conversation with Andrew Garfield. “I don’t know what happened, but it became a comedy!”

The “Kick-Ass” alum credited co-star Tyree Henry for channeling his comedic chops both in front of and behind the camera. “I think it’s because the atmosphere was just surrounded by a cloud of fear and ultimately Brian and I felt it was our job to bring light and laughter to set, so if we made the crew laugh it was a good day,” Taylor-Johnson said, calling Tyree Henry a “phenomenal actor” with the “sweetest heart ever.”

“We all just had a laugh,” Taylor-Johnson continued, calling out co-stars Pitt, King, and Shannon. “[Director] David was really open to playing and exploring, it felt like a big breath of fresh air — we had a fantastic time.”

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