When Bullet Train rolls into theaters this August Brad Pitt would not just find himself besieged by an army of lethal assassins he will also have to fend off a rogue Pokémon. Well sort of.
Since the action film helmed by Deadpool 2s David Leitch mainly takes place aboard the titular high-speed railway that crisscrosses all of Japan the production team took inspiration from actual Japanese culture to craft what producer Kelly McCormick called a surreal fairy taleduring a recent interview with for the magazines latest issue now on sale. Its very different from the Japan of today she teased. Everything is heightened everything is a little bit different.Its wish fulfillment Leitch who also serves as producer alongside McCormick Atomic Blonde and fellow director Antoine Fuqua The Equalizer explained to the publication. our version of Japan for this story to give us the freedom to make something that can break the rules.
This idea of taking what already exists and pumping it full of summer blockbuster adrenaline is best exemplified by the arrival of Momomon an innocent looking costumed mascot based on a fictional anime character. We were just looking at conductors outfits and there was a whole Pokémon themed car on one of the trains Leitch remembered. It spoke volumes about some of the crazy things you might find on a Tokyo train.Despite Momomons outward cuteness the big headed mascot who just so happens to have an official TikTok page is ready to slit a throat or two when Pitts character codenamed Ladybug shows up on the locomotive with a mysterious briefcase that everyone wants to get their mitts on.
What begins as a simple pick-up and delivery mission turns into an edge of your seat fight for survival as Ladybug takes on a number of killers for hire with more unassuming monikers like Lemon Brian Tyree Henry and Tangerine Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The latest thrill ride of a trailer which you can check out below reveals that all of the mayhem can be traced back to a dangerous gang leader calling themselves the White Death.Since the logistics of filming aboard an actual bullet train would have been an absolute nightmare to figure out Leitch and his team built their own full scale copy on a soundstage in Los Angeles. The director was incredibly hands on during the planning and construction even having a say in where the blood should spatter Henry revealed to Empire. He has that detailed.