One of the biggest new movies and summer blockbusters of 2022, High-speed train brings together on-screen Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock, plus other household names in an all-new action flick.
Directed by David Leitch, who is best known for Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Gifts: Hobbs & Shaw, High-speed train is based on a popular Japanese novel by author Kotaro Isaka. The action-comedy revolves around five assassins who all board the same titular bullet train in Japan and soon realize that their missions are connected.
Teasing the film, Leitch recently told Empire magazine, “You hear the title High-speed train and you think, ‘Hard action.’ But it really is a wacky, fun comedy action thriller.”
He added, “There’s a bit of physical comedy. The fights are designed to enhance the characters. We’re here to have fun in this super confined space.”
Alongside an all-star cast, talk of the highly anticipated film suggests it will also feature an abundance of intricate and explosive fight scenes, as well as a satisfying sense of pacing and tension as the train speeds towards its final destination with nowhere to hide and no way out (high-speed trains can reach speeds of over 300 mph).
So come on board and find out everything you need to know about High-speed train.
What is the release date of Bullet Train?
High-speed train now plays exclusively in theaters around the world.
This is the last stage of the film after a few detours before. High-speed train was first dated Spring 2022, then moved to July 15. It had another small date shift on July 29 before finally settling on August 5.
High-speed train was supposed to open on July 29, but Forbes (opens in a new tab) reported that the film has been delayed, just a week, and now opens August 5.
Here’s how to watch High-speed train.
Bullet Train reviews – what the critics say
In What to watch High-speed train reviewing his expressed that the cast is clearly having fun with the story and the fight sequences, but raises the question of whether that fun is happening for the audience.
This seems to be a common note from reviewers, who seem mixed on High-speed train. On Rotten Tomatoes (opens in a new tab)the film has (as of August 3) a score of 58%, just below the 60% that would have been labeled in “Fresh”, many say it’s entertaining but also a waste.
High-speed train land
Five assassins board the lightning-fast, internationally renowned bullet train in Japan.
As the high-speed motor crosses the country, with only a few stops along the way, the five killers begin to realize that their missions are intertwined and the journey becomes a race against time and each other to reach their goal. final destination alive.
Bullet Train director David Leitch teased the plot a bit on Instagram, revealing that someone (although it’s unclear who) was strapped into the train. How do they fit into the plot?
What is Bullet Train based on?
High-speed train is based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka. Originally published in 2010 under the title Maria Beetle (now reissued with the title High-speed train (opens in a new tab)).
The adaptation is written by Zak Olkewicz, whose previous credit is Fear Street: Part 2 – 1978.
High Speed Train Cast
Leading the cast is megastar Brad Pitt, who is billed only as Ladybug. Alongside Brad is ocean eight actor and fellow Hollywood Sandra Bullock who plays Maria Beetle.
Other production-related big names include Kick ass and Nowhere Boy actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Tangerine, Joey King (The kissing booth) as Prince, Eternals actor Brian Tyree Henry as Lemon, Andrew Koji (Warrior) as Kimura, Hiroyuki Sanada as Elder, and hip hop star Bad Bunny (aka Benito A Martínez Ocasio) as Wolf. Michael Shannon (Knives out, Nine perfect strangers) is also confirmed.
Get a more detailed overview of the High-speed train thrown here.
Is there a Bullet Train trailer?
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After a fake promo for the type of train that will serve as the setting for the action movie (see below), the first full trailer for High-speed train is here, with Brad Pitt having to survive a group of assassins all chasing the same briefcase as they ride the locomotive. Watch all the action and hijinks in store below.
And again, here is the previous teaser released for the movie:
What is the classification of the high-speed train?
High-speed train is rated R in the US and 15 in the UK. The reasons for the R rating are described as “strong and bloody violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality.”
How long is the high speed train?
High-speed train clocks with a runtime of two hours and six minutes.
Who is director David Leitch?
The director of High-speed trainDavid Leitch, began his career as a stuntman and even doubled for Brad Pitt in some of his greatest hits, including fight club and Troy.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab) Leitch was asked about his previous work as Pitt’s stuntman and how has their relationship evolved now that he’s leading the megastar?
“It was surreal. There were many times on set where I would sit there and say, ‘It’s Brad Pitt!’ We have a relationship and a friendship through the movies we made together It was really cool to come back to this new relationship where I grew up as an artist he grew up as an artist and we do something something that draws on both of our strengths. It’s something special that you haven’t seen from him or from me.
While his wife Kelly McCormick added. “I think David was a little intimidated at the very start of the first week because they had such a different dynamic and relationship than before. It was kind of cute for them to figure out their path and get into a rhythm. , and then for them to really form a partnership.”
Leitch’s other directing credits include Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Gifts: Hobbs & Shaw. He was also a producer on John Wick.