Five Assassins Board a high-speed train crossing Japan. Shenanigans happen.
On the screens this summer, High-speed train is a new film from director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) with an all-star cast. Based on the 2010 novel by Kōtarō Isaka, the film features a handful of assassins who learn that their targets are intertwined.
Here’s everything we know about High-speed train, including its release date, plot synopsis, cast, and more. Check back to this page regularly, as we’ll update when we know more about what awaits you on this deadly ride.
When High-speed train open in theaters?
High-speed train will be released in theaters on July 15, 2022.
Where can I watch the trailer of High-speed train?
The trailer for High-speed train arrived on March 2. You can watch it below.
what High-speed train?
High-speed train is a new film from director David Leitch, a former actor and stuntman turned blockbuster director like Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2and more recently, Fast & Furious Gifts: Hobbs & Shaw. The film is based on the 2010 novel by famous crime novelist Kōtarō Isaka.
What is the plot of High-speed train?
High-speed train is the story of five assassins who board a bullet train traveling through modern Japan. The assassins learn that their goals are somehow connected – the trailer points to a MacGuffin in the form of a valuable briefcase – which pits them all against each other.
Sony’s official synopsis is as follows:
“An original cinematic event, High-speed train is a fun and wacky action-thriller from the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch. Brad Pitt stars as an eclectic and diverse cast of assassins – all with connected but conflicting goals – set against the backdrop of a nonstop journey through modern-day Japan.
who plays in High-speed train?
High-speed train features a great ensemble cast, with plenty of familiar faces if you’ve seen your share of Marvel movies:
- Brad Pitt as “Ladybug”, an assassin who hopes to give up his job when he is drawn into a mission that takes him on a journey through Japan.
- Joey King (The kissing booth) as “Prince”.
- Andrew Koji (warrior, Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins) as “Kimura”.
- Aaron Taylor Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as “Tangerine”.
- Brian Tyree Henry (Eternals) as “Lemon”.
- Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Joker) as “Hornet”.
- Sandra Bullock as “Maria Beetle”.
The rest of the credited cast do not currently have confirmed character names, but will appear in the film.
- Masi Oka (Hero)
- Michael Shannon
- Logan Lermon(Percy Jackson)
- Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld)
- Karen Fukuhara(suicide squad, The boys)
- Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny
Why High-speed train looks so…cool?
What is most remarkable about High-speed train is its unmistakable style. Set to a foreign language cover of The Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”, High-speed train is hype unspeakable levels of fun. There’s thoughtfully choreographed, well-directed action, and woven humor. Watch the logic in the “silent car” fight scene between Brad Pitt and Brian Tyree Henry, and see how it all turns into a punchline about silence.
Some viewers express distrust of the film’s visual tropes of Japanese neo-noir aesthetics. The fact that it’s also based on a Japanese novel but has a significant cast of white actors (though many characters in the book have ethnically ambiguous codenames) is another potential problem. Always, High-speed train has style, one that is sorely lacking in most mainstream action films today.
Where can I see still images of High-speed train?
High-speed train hits theaters on July 15.