‘Safe’ Trailer: Jason Statham vs. the World

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm,

jason statham safe Safe Trailer: Jason Statham vs. the World

There now seems to be an unofficial rule that at least a handful of action-packed flicks that star Jason Statham (or feature him in some capacity) must be released on an annual basis.

Case in point: this year, the brawny star appeared in The Mechanic, Blitz, and Killer Elite. In 2012, he is slated to show up in Parker, Echelon, The Expendables 2 and Safe, another hyper-kinetic shoot-em-up romp that features Statham playing (what else) a virtually invincible modern-day warrior.

Statham stars in Safe as Luke Wright, a former elite agent who haphazardly encounters a young Chinese girl named Mei (Catherine Chan) when she is pursued by a pack of thugs on the New York subway. After rescuing Mei, Wright discovers that she is a prodigy who has discovered and memorized a secret code wanted by not only the Triads, but also the Russian Mafia and several corrupt NYC government officials. Thus, he takes it upon himself to protect the girl at all costs.

In other words: plot-wise, Safe is a semi-direct variation on the 1998 Bruce Willis thriller, Mercury Rising. However, this time around, the protagonist is played by Statham, who must confront just about every sort of criminal, deadly assassin, and corrupt cop known to mankind, in order to protect a child with intimate knowledge of the film’s MacGuffin highly coveted and valuable information.

Get an early look at the film by watching the Safe trailer below:

While Safe stars a handful of familiar faces like Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Fright Night) and Robert John Burke (Rescue Me) in supporting roles, this is clearly Statham’s show first and foremost. The actor looks to basically portray the same unstoppable loner type that… well, that he seems to play around 95% of the time. So, those who can never get enough of Statham plowing his way through criminals as easily as others stroll down the street: Safe should satisfy, in that regard.

Whether the movie will be anything but a fun mindless thrill ride is another matter. Safe was written and directed by Boaz Yakin, whose previous directorial efforts have ranged from well-received (Fresh, Remember the Titans) to not-so-well-received (Uptown Girls, Death in Love). The same goes for his scripting resume, which also includes disliked titles such as Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and Prince of Persia.

Statham’s character does (technically) have a weakness in Safe – namely, both Mei and his concern for the little girl. So, maybe that element will add a little more depth to the actor’s on-screen counterpart than his previous ones generally had… maybe.

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Look for Safe to hit theaters around the U.S. on March 2nd, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Statham is so bad ass :)

  2. i hope its more like transporter 1 and 3 (mostly action) and less like the mechanic and killer elite. i cant stand action movies that try to have a ‘deep and dark’ narrative, why do people go into so much trouble to ruin a good time ? its not hard to make 70% of the movie action and the rest dialogue prior to or after the action.
    the excessive amount of dialogue in recent action movies (mainly statham’s ones) ruins the atmosphere thus making the fights come across as boring/amateurish b/c we’re bored to death by the pointless dialogue.

  3. It’s Jason Statham, Nuff Said

  4. As long as the action is well choreographed, and the characters’ aren’t boring or blatantly stupid then it’ll be good. It’s an action movie so it doesn’t need to force the drama but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t make any sense either (hence why people hate Transformers 2 and 3 over 1 which had a better flow and was more logical then the sequels)

  5. Anyone found an official website for the movie? Google and Bing seem useless

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  7. Holy hell, that looks awesome.

  8. If he’s not “kicking” someone’s ass, it’s not a Jason Statham movie. Jason Statham quote ” i need to be kicking ass in my films or it’s not me”.

    • He even kicks ass in London..a pretty heavy drama featuring jason statham with hair.

  9. Classic Statham.

  10. Statham is the Supreme Bad Ass of the last Decade…..!

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