Everyone has had a very bad day. Some even attribute it to bad luck. Of course, when your line of work includes assassinations, bad days and bad luck are an occupational hazard. And we see a lot of that in the new trailer for “Bullet Train.”
From David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”), “Bullet Train” stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug, an unlucky gun for hire looking for a new line of work. Of course, the only way to do what is to do one final job to retrieve a briefcase on board a bullet train in Japan. The thing is, there other colorful assassins from around the globe are also aboard the train that either wants to get a piece of him or the case. What happens next can only come from the mind of Leitch, who has a knack for great action set pieces. If you’ve watched films like “John Wick” or “Atomic Blonde” when you know what you are in for.
But this isn’t just your ordinary train full of deadly assassins, as the trailer soon reveals, there are things far worse that awaits survivors and Ladybug at the bullet train’s final stop. While that isn’t entirely new or original, the fight choreography within a giant metal tube traveling at high speed makes for an interesting twist. The question is, how many will survive at the final stop. Judging by the trailer, it looks like a few people will, which kind of spoils the fun.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Bullet Train:”
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world’s fastest train…and he’s got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.
“Bullet Train” also stars Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Joey King, Karen Fukuhara, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, and more.
Written by Zak Olkewicz, based on the “Maria Beetle” novel by Kotaro Isaka, Sony has scheduled “Bullet Train” for a August 5, 2022 release.