How Brad Pitt’s BULLET TRAIN action film was influenced by Jackie Chan’s work – GeekTyrant

Brad Pitt‘s upcoming action movie fast train looks like a lot of fun! The film will certainly be an action-packed spectacle, but as you saw in the trailer, it also contains some hilarious comedy. The film is directed David Leitsch (John Wick, Deadpool 2) and during a recent interview with Empire Online, he revealed that the film was heavily influenced by Jackie Chan and his stunt style and humorous slapstick acrobatics.

Leitch explained, “You hear the title fast train and you think, ‘Hard-boiled action.’ But really, it’s a hilariously fun, heightened, comedic action-thriller.” He added that Jackie Chan’s classic fight scenes inspired “a bit of physical comedy.” The fights are designed to improve the characters. We are here to have fun in this super contained space.”

He also talks about Brad Pitt’s character Ladybug, describing him as “someone who ponders his place in the world. He’s having an existential crisis while all these horrible things are going on around them. That makes him really likeable.”

The film is based on the Japanese novel Maria Kaefer written by Kotaro Isaka. The story follows five assassins who “find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover that their missions are not independent of each other. The question is who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminus?”

The synopsis of the film reads: “Bullet Train is an original film event and a hilarious, mind-bending action thriller from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Brad Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of diverse, diverse assassins – all with interconnected but conflicting goals – against the backdrop of a non-stop journey across modern-day Japan.”

This movie looks like a banger and it also stars in it joey king, Aaron TaylorJohnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Sandra Bullock, Lady Gaga, Masi Okaand Andrew Koji.

fast train hits theaters on July 29th. How Brad Pitt’s BULLET TRAIN action film was influenced by Jackie Chan’s work – GeekTyrant

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