It’s been a good few months since our last look in David Leitch’s upcoming action game Bullet Train, but the film’s newest trailer – a profanity-laden montage of punches and gasoline – more than warrants the break.
Based on the novel Maria Beetle (published in English as Bullet Train) by Kōtarō Isaka, the new thriller film follows Brad Pitt’s cunning assassin Ladybug as he battles a group of mercenaries vying for the same prize aboard the fictional Nippon. . Speed line.
The likes of Sandra Bullock, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Bad Bunny and many more appear alongside Pitt in the John Wick-style film – which is now scheduled to be released in theaters on August 5 – and the Gravity star makes his first appearance in this latest trailer. Check it out below:
The new footage also suggests that Bullet Train will be a lighter adventure than its first two trailers. Of course, once again we see Pitt’s Ladybug being assaulted and bruised as he tries to escape the titular engine with a mysterious briefcase, but there’s a lot more tongue-in-cheek profanity flying around in the film’s latest TV commercial.
Remember, judging by director David Leitch’s previous work, this mix of stylized violence and dry humor isn’t a total surprise – the filmmaker counts Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and the first John Wick movie under his belt (although only the co-director Chad Stahelski was credited as leading the latter).
Leitch is also a former stunt coordinator, and has even been Pitt’s stunt double in films like Troy, Fight Club, Ocean’s 11, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. By the way, the 58-year-old actor supposedly (opens in new tab) performed 95% of his own action sequences for Bullet Train – so maybe he learned a thing or two from his old coworker.
As mentioned, Bullet Train is set to hit theaters exclusively on August 5, 2022. It was originally scheduled to be released on July 15.