First “Bullet Train” Trailer Reveals Brad Pitt in Upcoming Action Thriller
Yesterday, Sony teased Bullet Train with a glimpse at the Nippon Speedline, the titular mode of transportation that will be carrying director David Leitch’s story along. At the very end of the teaser, which functioned as an ad for the bullet train, we saw Ladybug (you know him better as Brad Pitt), looking a little worse for the wear. Now, Sony has delivered the first official trailer, revealing Pitt and a star-studded cast in what promises to be one of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated films.
The first trailer is just about as insane as we hoped from the former stunt coordinator turned director who has made a career out of creating some of the best action on screen. What’s more, Leitch, who helmed Deadpool 2, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, and Atomic Blonde, knows better than most how to mix action and comedy. The really fun thing about this Bullet Train trailer is how much fun Pitt looks to be having as an assassin trying and failing to lead a more peaceful life. The action set pieces look as thrilling as we’d expect from Leitch, amplified by seeing all these great actors bonking each other over the head and punching each other in the face on a speeding train.
The cast surrounding Pitt is bonkers—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 are all on board.
Leitch’s film was written by Zak Olkewicz, and is based on Kôtarô Isaka’s novel “Maria Beetle.” Bullet Train follows five assassins who 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.
Here’s the official synopsis from 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.
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Featured image: Brad Pitt in “Bullet Train.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.