Ladybug, an experienced hitman, is given a mission to recover a valuable briefcase from a high-speed train. However, he quickly realizes that he must confront numerous rival assassins who have also boarded the train, each with their own distinct goal in mind.
Release date: August 5, 2022 (USA)
Director: David Leitch
Box office: 239.3 million USD
Distributed by: Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing
Adapted from: Bullet Train, Hitman
Cinematography: Jonathan Sela
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Bullet Train Is Based On Book
The movie is more of a comedy than Isaka’s novel.
Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who portrays one of the assassins Tangerine and Lemon in the film adaptation of “Bullet Train,” revealed in an interview with HERO Magazine that the movie’s tone shifted during production. Initially envisioned as a dark and gritty R-rated action film, the tone evolved into a more comedic one.
Taylor-Johnson explained that the atmosphere on set was surrounded by a sense of fear, and he and his co-star Brian Tyree Henry (Lemon) felt it was their responsibility to bring light and laughter to the set, making the crew laugh as a measure of a successful day.
Director David Leitch confirmed Taylor-Johnson’s statement in an interview with Collider. He mentioned that while almost every scene in the movie was part of the original script, it underwent a distillation process to capture the essence required for this particular adaptation. While there have been changes, they were not significant departures from the project’s core elements.
Bullet Train Summary
A Complex Web of Assassin Associates
In the movie “Bullet Train,” each assassin on board has a captivating backstory and unique motivations that led them to be a part of the train’s journey.
Ladybug, played by Ryan Reynolds in a surprising cameo, is assigned the task of stealing a briefcase with the help of his associate Carver. Ladybug’s primary motivation is to revive his career as a mercenary, which has been marred by unfortunate incidents.
Tangerine and Lemon, on the other hand, are given a directive by the Russian crime lord White Death. Their mission is to protect White Death’s previously abducted son and safeguard the enigmatic briefcase during the train ride to Kyoto.
The Father, portrayed by Andrew Koji (known for his roles in “Fast & Furious 6” and “Snake Eyes”), is reluctantly compelled to participate in the high-speed battle due to The Prince’s actions. The Prince pushed The Father’s son off a building and enlisted another assassin to hold the son hostage at the hospital.
The motivations of nearly every character are gradually unveiled throughout the movie. These motivations are often interconnected with those of other characters, creating a complex web of incentives.
Regrettably, due to the intricate nature of these motivations, there is little room for compromise, leading to numerous fatalities among the assassins.