First “Bullet Train” Teaser Reveals Brad Pitt in Action Thriller
The first teaser for ace action director David Leitch’s Bullet Train is here, giving us a brief glimpse of star Brad Pitt at the very end, looking a little rough. The teaser functions like an ad for the titular mode of transportation, the Nippon Speedline, with Pitt’s voice asking us to imagine a gentler, faster, more tranquil way to travel. This is a bit of slyness on Sony Pictures’ part, considering that Bullet Train will be a breathless action thriller and therefore anything but tranquil. Coming from Leitch, the former stunt coordinator turned director (Deadpool 2, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Atomic Blonde), Bullet Train promises to be an adrenalin-jacked summer action thriller, with a bonkers cast to boot.
About that cast—joining Pitt are Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Joey King, Logan Lerman, Andrew Koji, Masi Oka, and two-time Oscar-nominee, and, one of the best character actors working, Michael Shannon. All aboard!
Leitch’s film was written by Zak Olkewicz, and is based on Kôtarô Isaka’s novel “Maria Beetle.” The story’s setting is, of course, a bullet train, where five assassins find they have something in common as they race towards their fates.
Check out the teaser below. Bullet Train arrives in theaters on July 15.
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Featured image: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Brad Pitt attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)