Deadpool 2 Director’s Next Movie Sounds Like An Action Fan’s Dream

Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch has announced his next movie, and it sounds like an all-out action affair that should be familiar territory for the director.

Leitch is set to direct a new movie called Bullet Train that will focus on assassins on a train. Fear Street director Zak Olkewicz is writing the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie is likened to the Keanu Reeves movie Speed, but this time with a train … and assassins. A group of hitmen and assassins are on a speeding train in Tokyo and they’re out to kill each other. The name of the movie appears to be in reference to Japan’s Shinkansen rail train, known in English as the bullet train.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bullet Train is a “contained” movie which means it will shoot on a contained set that could make it easier to film amid new health protocols related to COVID-19. Filming is expected to begin in the Fall.

In addition to Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw, Leitch directed Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde. His first movie in the director’s chair was the 2014 original John Wick, which he co-directed with Chad Stahelski.

In addition to this new Bullet Train movie, Leitch is attached to direct the movie based on Ubisoft’s The Division. The last we heard, Oscar-nominated actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are set to star in the movie, which will debut on Netflix.

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