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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Bullet Train is on the move. Sony said today that its Brad Pitt action pic from Columbia Pictures is moving back two weeks from July 15 to July 29 — the slot that opened up with the Dwayne Johnson pic Black Adam moved to the fall.
“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.”
‘Bullet Train’: Brad Pitt Narrates a Viral Ad Teasing an Upcoming Trailer for David Leitch’s Assassin Film
A trailer for the highly anticipated adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka’s novel Bullet Train may be mere days away. Collider stumbled across a soon-to-be viral ad campaign narrated by the film’s star Brad Pitt teasing a “truly unforgettable experience” that is set to arrive on March 2.
The ad is hosted on a brand-new Instagram account and YouTube channel created for the Nippon Speed Line bullet train. Both social media accounts link to a website created for the fictional bullet train. Careful investigation of the website reveals that it’s operated by “CTMG” which is better known as the Columbia Tristar Marketing Group, the company that handles marketing for Columbia Pictures—the studio behind Bullet Train.
King also shot David Leitch’s action assassin movie “Bullet Train,” opposite Brad Pitt, during the pandemic. “I’ve been in this industry for 18 years, but this project made me feel like … I grew up in Los Angeles, [but] I felt like I had just moved here because I was like, ‘Wow, this is the epitome of Hollywood. I’m working with David Leitch on an action movie, shot at the Sony lot, about assassins, with Brad Pitt, and I can see the Hollywood sign on my way to work,” she recalls.
She admits to feeling like a “fish out of water,” but she says Pitt and Leitch assured her she was in the right place: “They were like, ‘No, you are totally capable of being here and we want you here and you’re great. And I’m like, ‘Me? Are you sure?’ It was amazing because, along with feeling overwhelmed and excited and nervous about it, I just had the greatest people say, ‘No, you belong here.’”