Sony Pictures has announced that the upcoming David Leitch-directed action thriller Bullet Train will now release on April 8th, 2022 – the film is currently set to debut against the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel and Robert Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman.
Bullet Train – which is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka – will be directed by Leitch who will also be supervising the script written by Zak Olkewicz. The book follows five assassins who all find themselves on the same train from Tokyo to Morioka.
The cast for the upcoming film includes Brad Pitt, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Michael Shannon, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Brian Tyree Henry, Lady Gaga, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Sandra Bullock.
Leitch, whose credits include Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, John Wick, and Hobbs and Shaw, will produce the project with Kelly McCormick through their company 87North, along with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick. Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.