Open Road Films has released new images and the first trailer for the Jason Statham actioner Killer Elite. It has everything a man could want: guns, explosions, a bikini butt closeup, “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” Clive Owen’s mustache… the list goes on. I kid, mostly — the trailer is a blast. Killer Elite looks like a treat for fans of pure action.
Statham plays an ex-special ops agent lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor, played by Robert De Niro: “To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader (Owen).” Yvonne Strahovski and Dominic Purcell also star. Directed by Gary McKendry, Killer Elite hits theaters on September 23. Hit the jump for the trailer and images.
Via Yahoo! Movies:
Loved this sequence: Statham flies out a window — cut to text, “Based on a true story.” Oh, and is that Strahovski’s butt? Despite how often they show it on Chuck, I can’t be sure.
Based on a true story, Killer Elite races across the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East in the action-packed account of an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor (Robert De Niro). To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader (Clive Owen).
We premiered an image of Statham and Owen fighting earlier in the week. Below are six more that have since landed online.