Bullet Train, Brad Pitt’s Assassin Movie, Delayed – IGN
It looks like the train has been delayed. Again. The upcoming Brad Pitt assassin film Bullet Train has been delayed a second time to August 5, 2022. The film saw its release date move from July 15 to July 29 in March.
While the delay is just a week out from the last release date, it’s still a bummer for fans who were hoping to go all aboard the assassin-centric action flick.
The film is based on the novel Maria Beetle by Kōtarō Isaka and follows a seasoned assassin named Ladybug, played by Pitt, who wants to stop killing but gets pulled back in by his handler, Sandra Bullock’s Maria Bettle.
Besides Pitt, the film features a star-studded cast including Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Andrew Koji, and Bullock who replaced Lady Gaga after she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. At the helm of the film is director David Leitch whose credits include both Deadpool 2 and John Wick, the latter of which he co-directed.
In a recent interview with Empire, Leitch said that much of the film’s action was inspired by Jackie Chan films and fights will include “a little bit of physical comedy.” He also said, “The fights are designed to enhance the characters. We’re here to have fun in this super-contained space.”
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