Based On Graphic Novel About Assassins On A Train

A quick piece of news regarding Sony’s Bullet Train, LMO can report that Michael Shannon is now officially on board to star in the movie.

David Leitch (Hobbs & Shaw) is directing the new action film, which is based on a graphic novel about multiple assassins boarding the same train and conflicts arising at high speed.

The movie is based on Kotaro Isaka’s Japanese book Maria Beetle, which centres on multiple assassins with conflicting motivations boarding the same bullet train in Tokyo. Deadline points out that the movie’s plot details are still vague.

Brad Pitt is reportedly playing an American hitman nicknamed “Ladybug.” Joey King will be playing “an unassuming teenaged assassin named Prince.” Aaron Taylor Johnson is supposedly playing an assassin named Tangerine, and might also be playing Tangerine’s twin brother. Brian Tyree Henry and Zazie Beetz and Andrew Koji will be a part of the action too.

Zak Olkewicz, who wrote the upcoming movie adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street, is writing the screenplay, which Leitch will oversee. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Magnificent Seven remake) is serving as one of the producers.