Bullet Train: Director David Leitch to Helm Action Thriller for Sony

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Bullet Train: Director David Leitch to Helm Action Thriller for Sony

Bullet Train: Director David Leitch to Helm Action Thriller for Sony

Variety brings word that filmmaker David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw, Atomic Blonde) has boarded Sony Pictures’ action-thriller Bullet Train.

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On top of directing, Leitch will supervise the script written by Zak Olkewicz (Fear Street). Plot details for Bullet Train are currently being kept under wraps, but it is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Isaka Kotaro.

Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce the project via their company 87North along with Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, Training Day, The Equalizer) and Kat Samick (The Equalizer, Southpaw, Infinite). Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the film for Sony Pictures.

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Leitch and McCormick recently signed a first-look deal at Universal and produced the action film Nobody, starring Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, which is expected to release in February 2021. The duo is also developing a biopic of Jutta Kleinschmidt, the first and only woman to win the brutal off-road endurance race known as The Dakar Rally, as well as the rights to her book My Victory at Dakar.

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