Today we have an international trailer for Jason Statham's upcoming "Hummingbird" action thriller, which co-stars Vicky McClure, Agata Buzek and Benedict Wong (Prometheus). Check it out below.
Plot: Living homeless after going on the run from a military court-martial, Joey Jones (Statham) is a damaged ex-special forces soldier trapped in London's criminal underworld. But when opportunity enables him to assume another man's identity, he is transformed into an avenging angel.
The new movie is directed by Steven Knight, the writer of "Eastern Promises" and "Dirty Pretty Things." It's set to hit UK theaters on May 17th. A US release has yet to be scheduled.
minkowskiwrites: on March 22nd, 2013 at 10:41:15 PM
More Jason Statham garbage wherein Statham wears an over-starched suit, talks like an upper-crust c*nt Brit, fights with his shirt off and makes a lot of toothy menacing faces. You've seen one Statham film, you've seen ever f*cking one ever made, in all possible universes and in every dimension.
f*cker's best was Snatch and it's been all down hill since.
minkowskiwrites: on March 22nd, 2013 at 10:47:25 PM
Deaft0newrites: on March 22nd, 2013 at 11:14:21 PM
Revolver was interesting but Guy Ritchie did that one too.
Crank 1&2 are amusing for what they are and I liked the Transporter trilogy but Statham is used best as a supporting player like in The Expendables.
His sh*t is way too banal and maudlin when flying solo.
minkowskiwrites: on March 22nd, 2013 at 11:19:13 PM
Sure, his movies are mostly interesting, yeah, and I'm sure this one will be too. The Bank Job was fine as well.
The point I was trying to make is that all his movies are interchangeable. Here again he's playing the reluctant hero in over his head who will have to employ some judicious flying leg chops to save some doe-eyed Asian girl, or whatever it is this time.
Maybe play the villain for once, Statham, or hell, an alien. sh*t. I thought Jean Claude was ridiculously self-typecast, but this guy sweeps the board.
minkowskiwrites: on March 22nd, 2013 at 11:21:28 PM
I mean, look at the above image and tell me that couldn't be from ANY of his other movies, especially Transporter 1-3.
And hell, if they were going to abuse this guy's extremely limited range, they should have cast him in Hitman; far better than Timothy Olyphant.
Deaft0newrites: on March 23rd, 2013 at 12:23:05 AM
Yeah Stath would have been a good Agent 47. I love a line near the end of the Hitman Bloodlines game where one of your final hits says "but today isn't my day to die!" and Agent 47 says, quoting the KMFDM song: "Every day is a good day to die, motherf*cker. Bye-bye!"