Category: Bullet Train

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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‘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.

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Joey King on Crying While Shooting ‘The In Between’ and Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ Advice

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.’”

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Sony Moves ‘Bullet Train’ To Summer

Sony has moved its David Leitch directed Brad Pitt action movie Bullet Train and Hello Sunshine and 3000 Pictures production Where the Crawdads Sing to July, respectively July 15 and July 22.

Bullet Train was previously scheduled on April 8 next year, while Crawdads was on June 24.

Bullet Train travels away from a weekend where it was squaring off with Paramount’s event feature Sonic The Hedgehog 2 to a weekend where there aren’t any major studio films scheduled. The Leitch movie will be booked on premium large format screens.

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CinemaCon Footage Reveals Brad Pitt Vs. Bad Bunny Fight

Footage from John Wick director David Leitch’s Bullet Train debuted at CinemaCon, and introduces Brad Pitt as a drifter assassin.

The first footage from John Wick director David Leitch’s Bullet Train debuted at this year’s CinemaCon event, and features Brad Pitt going toe-to-toe with global hip-hop star Bad Bunny. While the sequence shows was reportedly quite brief, especially when compared to other reels shown at the event, it does give us a good idea of what to expect, as well as some interesting insight into Pitt’s character.

While many no doubt expected Brad Pitt to be suited up and looking stylish, this is apparently far from the case, with the actor reportedly looking more akin to his stoner character in 1993’s True Romance. Pitt’s character, named Ladybug, is shown in the footage as “a drifter rocking hiking boots and a faded tweed coat,” with the titular transport looking “gorgeous and claustrophobic.”

The footage then broke into a fight between Pitt and Bad Bunny, whi sports “a white pinstripe suit, killer boots and an edge weapon.” The pair then “slap each other around a luxury cabin on the speeding train,” with the fight scene being rather “fun” as the tussle over and tussling over a briefcase. Unfortunately, the fun times come to a brutal end when “someone gets stabbed.” Mortal Kombat star Hiroyuki Sanada is also featured in the short clip as an “ominous passenger.”

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PS. Re: Brad’s True Romance character Floyd was just hilarious and I just personally digged the stoner look, he was amazing in that movie!

Brad Pitt Went from Playing a Stuntman to Doing His Own Stunts, Man

Last year, Brad Pitt reached a career high-water mark, nabbing the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of a late ’60s stunt double of shaggy hair and few words in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Coincidence then that the 57-year-old has suddenly decided to pursue performing his own stunts with new vigor?

As Greg Rementer, the second-unit director and stunt coordinator on Pitt’s just-now-wrapping-production thriller Bullet Train, exclusively tells Vulture, the actor has been largely eschewing the services of a stunt double to portray a hitman named Ladybug in the film. “Brad did 95 percent of his physical stunts — the fighting,” Rementer says. “He’s like a natural-born athlete. He really got in there!”

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