Jason Statham to Reunite With ‘Aladdin’ Director Guy Ritchie for Miramax’s Untitled Action Thriller

Deadline reports Jason Statham is now officially onboard to star in Guy Ritchie’s next film, Miramax’s remake of the 2004 French film ‘Le Convoyeur.’ While there is no title yet, working titles have been ‘Vigilance’ and ‘Cash Truck.’

Ritchie and Statham will have a reunion on this film, as they last worked together on 2005’s ‘Revolver.’ Statham was recently in the ‘Fast & Furious’ spin-off ‘Hobbs & Shaw,’ and incidentally enough, Statham wants Ritchie to direct the sequel. Other credits include the two ‘Crank’ films, three ‘The Transporter’ movies, and three (soon four) ‘The Expendables’ outings.

The premise of the action thriller is below:

“H, a cold and mysterious character, works at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. Weaving through a suspenseful and carefully constructed narrative, the film shifts across timelines and between various characters’ perspectives.”

Meanwhile, Ritchie’s live-action remake ‘Aladdin’ made over a billion dollars this year, with a sequel in consideration. He is popular for directing Sony’s ‘Snatch,’ and both of Warner Bros.’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’ films. While he will not return for the third Sherlock movie, his film ‘The Gentlemen’ releases January 24, 2020.

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The Sun was the first to report Statham’s involvement, while Discussing Film first reported Ritchie was in talks to write and direct. HN Entertainment was able to confirm Ritchie closed a deal to helm the film.

Moreover, HNE claims Ritchie will be reteaming with his ‘Aladdin’ cinematographer Alan Stewart, and working with production designer Martyn John (‘The White Queen,’ ‘The Last Kingdom’).

Further, HNE states that production could start as early as this fall or winter in London, England. The Sun report also said filming will begin in the coming weeks.

There is currently no release date as of now.

Source: Deadline, HN Entertainment, The Sun, and Discussing Film

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