There aren’t many around these days. Legitimate action stars. Back in the 80’s there were a whole bunch of them thrilling us on screen… these days there are MAYBE 2 or 3. Jason Statham is one of them.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not confusing “action star” with “great actor” here. Jason is not a great actor… but he’s perfect for action films and I love seeing him in them (He’s also got a pretty solid sense of comedic timing too which makes him quite funny in the right director’s hands).
Looks like Statham’s signed up for his newest action flick “The Killer Elite” based on the novel “The Feathermen.” Our friends over at RopeOfSilicon give us this:
Fiennes’ story is based real events, and follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins. Statham will play a former Navy Seal who is forced out of retirement to save his closest friend.
Sounds pretty fun, even if not all that original, to me