Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Safe: Trailer for another Jason Statham ass kicking festival...

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All doesn’t seem right with the world if much more than 4 or 5 months goes by without the sight of a trailer in which Jason Statham kicks much ass and runs away from something blowing up. He may still be most fondly remembered for his less acrobatic turns in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock & 2 smocking Barrels and Snatch, but there’s little doubt that the Expendable is now known as one of the current crop of action stars. (He effectively gets top ‘triple billing’ in The Expendables films alongside Sylvester Stallone and Jet Li and that’s no mean feat.)

“A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change...until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed. But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action...and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a "counter." He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for. Realizing he's the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city's brutal underworld to save an innocent girl's life...and perhaps even redeem his own.”

Director Boaz Yakin has a spotty writing & directing record, but I’m sure it’s hope this is more Remember The Titans (Directed), with action, than Prince of Persia (Screenplay).

So here comes the Kung Fu...

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