Lionsgate has scheduled Safe starring Jason Statham for release on October 28 where it faces Now and The Rum Diary in wide release. Statham plays “a former elite agent who fights to rescue a 12-year-old girl.” Catherine Chan plays the girl; Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, Reggie Lee, and Danny Hoch also star. Boaz Yakin (Death in Love) directed from his own screenplay. According to Variety, this is the first of a three-picture distribution between Lionsgate and IM Global — the other two are Dredd and Protection, both dateless.
Statham will next be seen in Blitz, which debuts overseas later this week — no North American release date is currently scheduled. Statham is also tapped to play a former Navy Seal The Killer Elite, and an ex-SAS agent in both Echelon and The Expendables 2.