Sony Pictures officially unveiled the debut trailer for its upcoming, star-studded adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka’s best-selling Japanese novel, Bullet Train (aka Maria Beetle in the east).
Scheduled to arrive exclusively in theaters later this year on July 15, the pic will star Brad Pitt in his first leading role since 2019’s arthouse sci-fi feature, Ad Astra. Go ahead and take a gander at the new trailer down below:
Blending the balls-to-the-wall, stylised action of the John Wick series with the quirky comedic levity of a Tarantino flick, Bullet Train focuses on a talented hitman who’s dead set on leaving the whole assassination game behind him.
Unfortunately, his handler Maria Beetle has other ideas, and instead orders him to steal a mysterious briefcase aboard a train brimming with eccentric cut-throats.
Helming the action-packed film will be Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, while Fear Street: Part II – 1978 writer Zak Olkewicz will be penning the screenplay.
Elsewhere, rounding out the impressive list of actors is Miss Congeniality’s Sandra Bullock, The Conjuring’s Joey King, Tenet‘s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Godzilla Vs. Kong‘s Brian Tyree Henry, 8 Mile’s Michael Shannon, and Army of The Dead’s Hiroyuki Sanada.
For more information about Bullet Train, here’s a brief description courtesy of Sony Pictures:
An original movie event, Bullet Train is a fun, delirious action-thriller from the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch. Brad Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of eclectic, diverse assassins – all with connected yet conflicting objectives – set against the backdrop of a non-stop ride through modern-day Japan.
Bullet Train hits theaters exclusively on July 15, 2022.