Jason Statham and Robert De Niro in the first look at Killer Elite
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
If you’re thinking that KILLER ELITE is going to be your typical Jason Statham action movie, then you need to know that the film is slightly different for a few reasons. First, along with Statham, the film stars Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, so Statham has some legitimate star power to help him out in this one. Second, this is actually based on a true story about an ex-special ops agent (Statham) that comes out of retirement to rescue his mentor (De Niro). Statham, along with a team of agents, set out to do the rescue and kill an elite group of assassins, guided by a fierce leader (Clive Owen). The film also stars True Blood’s Grant Bowler as one of the assassins.
The images below won’t blow you over with their intensity, but I generally like their look. The real question is whether or not director Gary McKendry can resist the urge to make this a typical Jason Statham action film that we’ve all seen before. We’ll find out on September 23rd.