Sony Pictures has announced that the upcoming David Leitch-directed action thriller Bullet Train has been delayed from April 8th, 2022 to July 15th, 2022. With the film’s move to the summer blockbuster season, the film will now find itself competing with Marvel’s Thor: Love And Thunder, which is currently scheduled to open on July 8th, 2022, and Jordan Peele’s Nope, which is set to open a week later on July 22nd, 2022.
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, 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.