If you’re a Jason Statham fan then this weekend you are in for a treat! His latest flick BLITZ is released in the UK & Ireland, in cinemas nationwide. The thriller sees Statham back in his homeland for a British based drama. He plays detective Tom Brant who is in charge of capturing a copkiller with his partner, played by Paddy Considine. From reading the reviews, it does look to be one of the better Jason Statham films that he seems to be making regularly now; probably because it looks like it has a story to it, rather than the usual, go in, kick ass and blow things up! But most likely because the script is by Nathan Parker, who also wrote Moon.
Below are 3 new clips that Lionsgate kindly sent us this afternoon, but be warned, they do contain a few nice sweary words. So, probably NSFW, at least with the speakers on..
BLITZ is out in UK & IRELAND from Friday 20th May.
Jason Statham (The Mechanic, The Expendables) heads the cast ofBLITZ as the tough, uncompromising and un-PC detective “Brant”, who is teamed with unlikely partner “Sgt Porter Nash” played by Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) to investigate a series of police murders. BAFTA and Tony Award-nominee Aidan Gillen (HBO’s The Wire) and fellow BAFTA-nominee David Morrissey (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, State of Play, Nowhere Boy) join the cast as a cop-hating serial killer “Weiss” (Gillen) and hack crime reporter “Dunlop” (Morrissey).
The strong supporting cast includes Tony Award winnerMark Rylance (recently seen at the Royal Court in Jez ButterworthsJerusalem), Zawe Ashton (St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) and Nicky Henson (Vera Drake).
Written by Nathan Parker (Moon) and produced by Zygi Kamasa, Steve Chasman (The Bank Job), Brad Wyman and Donald Kushner, BLITZ is the second feature to be directed by Elliott Lester.7