The new movie starring Brad Pitt is already a hit and there are still several months to go before it comes out. Last week the trailer of Bullet Train was released and, in just a few hours many people had already seen it and made comments on social media about it. And it is not for less, because in just 2:43 minutes that lasts the video you can see numerous scenes and characters that call much attention to the viewer.
Sony Pictures Entertainment bets again, after the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Uncharted, for a pure and hard action movie that promises to be a blockbuster at the box office. Although, as you can sense from the trailer, the production promises moments of laughter and action for all tastes.
But, what many didn’t know, is that this movie is not an original Sony story. It is an adaptation of the novel Maria Beetle written by the Japanese Kōtarō Isaka. This writer is a renowned author within the mystery genre who began his career in 2000. On the other hand, for the film adaptation the chosen director was David Leitch who has recently made movies like Deadpool 2 or Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
The plot is very juicy, there’s no doubt about it. In the trailer we are introduced to a group of five assassins who must accomplish a goal inside a speeding bullet train through modern Japan. Therefore, it’s all about the protagonist, played by Brad Pitt, arriving alive during that time lapse, while different people try to settle scores with him.
Brad Pitt did 95% of the fight scenes, according to the film’s stunt coordinator Greg Rementer.
Adding to the incredible script is a cast full of stars. Brad Pitt is joined by names such as Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka or Andrew Koji.
It is a combination of Western and Eastern actors, several of whom are references in Asian cinema, such as Hiroyuki Sanada, perhaps the most recognized performer in Japanese cinema today. On the other hand, Bullet Train also brings surprises such as the incorporation and performance in the film of Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Bad Bunny. It is not the first time that the artist is in front of the cameras since he participated in several chapters of Narcos: Mexico.
It will be released in Spain on July 22, 2022, just one week after its arrival in theaters in the United States.