15 items from 2013
This week saw Thn cover the world premiere of brooding thriller Hummingbird (also known as Redemption and Crazy Joe in some territories) in central London. The film is written and directed by Steven Knight, best known as the screenwriter of Cronenberg masterclass Eastern Promises, and is headlined by British beefcake Jason Statham as Joey Jones. His homeless ex-special forces soldier is on the run from a military court martial after struggling to deal with past events. However, he finds navigating London’s criminal underworld leads to an opportunity to assume another man’s identity, and in turn transforming into a ruthless avenging angel.
- Craig Hunter
This one is also known as Hummingbird on U.K. soil, and then transfered to Redemption, for some or other reason, other than the obvious of what the film's about. As if we couldn't get it. Nonetheless, the Steven Knight film opens in theaters via Lionsgate and is frontlined by Jason Statham, Ian Pirie, Vicky McClure, Siobhan Hewlett, Benedict Wong, Agata Buzek, Senem Temiz and Lee Asquith-Coe. In Redemption, reeling from a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, Joey (Statham), an ex-Special Forces soldier, returns to London to face another kind of war: life on the streets as a damaged, homeless veteran. In an attempt to rehabilitate himself, Joey assumes another man’s identity and seeks the aid of Sister Cristina (Buzek), a young nun who works at an inner-city parish. But Joey’s expert »
Although making his debut in Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Mr Jason Statham quite literally hasn’t working since Snatch in 2000, that’s 13 years of movies and he’s just hit 40 titles, pretty darn impressive really. It’s simple to notice that he’s a man who knows his genre and has been making the most, but with a growing respect.
For me, it was The Transporter in 2002 that really made people notice the Brit, and by the time he hit Crank 4-years later well, a star was born and I haven’t even mentioned Fast & Furious possibilities. Now we’ve got you another clip from a change in pace, but not in action we feel, for the Stath and it is all in the form of Hummingbird.
Here, he plays an ex-military man on the run who finds himself redemption by becoming an avenging angel. Check out the brand new clip here, »
- Dan Bullock
Episode 7 (The Hierophant) of Starz' Da Vinci's Demons premieres Friday, May 31st at 9pm, and we have 2 new clips. Leonardo builds an underwater suit and uses the sewers to enter the Vatican, where he meets the Pope and the mysterious prisoner. Giuliano reveals the true identity of Rome’s spy. The David S. Goyer-created series stars Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Ian Pirie, Lara Pulver, Tom Bateman, Eros Vlahos and Allan Corduner. Haven't seen Da Vinci's Demons? Read more about the series. Here's what it's about: In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. »
The man who might already be a British cult-legend, Jason Statham, continues to work, work, work and this time taking on Hummingbird. This looks like it has a lot of potential, and a rather great-looking neon effect, echoing the likes of Drive and Taxi Driver.
The film is written and directed by Steven Knight in his first major feature, Knight also wrote Eastern Promises so this should be brutal, in a good way. In Hummingbird, Statham plays Joey Jones, a homeless man on the run from a military court martial. But, you knew there’d be one, he’s a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld and then he seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity and transforms into an avenging angel. I say: Bring It On.
The only thing that worries me for it’s distribution is the name change that’s taken place in different countries, »
- Dan Bullock
“Redemption” will bring viewers into the world of criminals June 28. The film, presented by Roadside Attractions and directed by Steven Knight, stars Jason Statham, Vicky McClure and Ian Pirie “Reeling from a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, Joey (Jason Statham), an ex-Special Forces soldier, returns to London to face another kind of war: life on the streets as a damaged, homeless veteran. In an attempt to rehabilitate himself, Joey assumes another man’s identity and seeks the aid of Sister Cristina (Agata Buzek), a young nun who works at an inner-city parish. But Joey’s expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset, and he soon finds [ Read More ]
The post Trailer and Poster for Redemption Released appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Personally, I think Hummingbird had a nice ring to it as opposed to the new domestic title of Redemption for the Jason Statham action thriller. It was intriguing, and could have cemented the film into intrigued fans' minds better than Redemption, which comes off sounding like a film focusing on the priesthood. Moving on... The Steven Knight-written-and-directed film opens June 28th via Roadside Attractions, and also includes Ian Pirie, Vicky McClure, Siobhan Hewlett, Benedict Wong, Senem Temiz and Lee Asquith-Coe. Reeling from a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, Joey »
We’re expected a more emotionally dramatic turn from Jason Statham with Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight’s directorial debut Hummingbird. Although from the look if this French poster (blazing the alternative title of Crazy Joe), you wouldn’t think it was any different to his usual action output.
Hummingbird follows an ex-Special Forces soldier, Joey Jones, who has recently returned from Afghanistan but finds himself with a desperate position, along with his pregnant girlfriend, of being homeless and living amongst the garbage-filled back alley’s of London. However, after a run in with an urban gang he luckily finds work as an enforcer for the criminal underworld but reinvents himself as a nothing-to-lose vigilante when his lover’s body, carrying his unborn child, is found dumped.
- Craig Hunter
Check out the fifth poster, a French version for Lionsgate's Hummingbird ("Crazy Joe"), starring Jason Statham in the Steven Knight thriller. Well. at least this one's more interesting, and colorful and the other somewhat boring posters we've added for the film. Also with Ian Pirie, Vicky McClure, Siobhan Hewlett, Benedict Wong, Senem Temiz and Lee Asquith-Coe., Hummingbird stars Statham as a damaged ex-Special Forces soldier on the run from a military court martial who navigates London's criminal underworld, and seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process. »
Previously, we bought you the first stylish poster for Jason Statham vigilante thriller, Hummingbird, with the Brit star teaming up with Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight, who’s making his directorial debut. The emotionally brutal film will be unlike most efforts starring the action hero, with a dark story centring on an ex-Special Forces soldier returning from Afghanistan, who comes home to discover he’s homeless and his pregnant girlfriend is soon murdered. Unhinged on the streets of London, he makes it his mission to wash away the scum of the city. We’re thinking Taxi Driver meets Death Wish.
- Craig Hunter
Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight makes his directorial debut with Jason Statham in the lead for dark thriller, Hummingbird. The plot follows a down of his luck ex-Special Forces soldier, Joey Jones, who along with his pregnant girlfriend is forced to live on the streets of London after returning from Afghanistan. However, when an altercation leaves his lover and unborn child dead, Joey embarks on a relentless trail of destruction as a vicious vigilante.
Expect more brooding drama than the usual Statham actioner with Knight in charge and if you missed the trailer you can find it here. In the meantime, checkout these three foreign posters for the film released in the UK on the 28th June and co-starring Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Siobhan Hewlett, Christian Brassington and Ian Pirie. No word yet on a Us date.
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- Craig Hunter
New posters from the Hummingbird thriller starring Jason Statham 2 more additions are in for the Lionsgate action thriller directed and written by Steven Knight. Hummingbird follows a damaged ex-Special Forces soldier on the run from a military court martial who navigates London's criminal underworld, and seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process. The cast also features Ian Pirie, Vicky McClure, Siobhan Hewlett, Benedict Wong, Senem Temiz and Lee Asquith-Coe. »
The thriller - distributed by Lionsgate and directed by Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things screenwriter Steven Knight - is set in London and sees Statham play Joey Jones, an ex-Special Forces soldier who returns to the UK from Afghanistan.
On the run from a court martial, Jones ends up homeless and becomes embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. When his pregnant girlfriend is murdered and the opportunity to steals another man's identity arises, he vows to avenge her death by ridding the capital of all those who've wronged him.
The film opens in the UK on May 17. Watch the first trailer for the feature below: »
Jason Statham teams up with Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight, who makes his directorial debut, for dark thriller, Hummingbird. The story centres on an ex-Special Forces soldier, Joey Jones, recently returned from Afghanistan, who has found himself homeless on the streets of London and pushed to the limit following the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.
You can expect to see a touch more drama than the usual Statham vehicle with Knight in charge. His brooding, twisted screenplays with David Cronenberg’s 2007 film, as well as the likes Dirty Pretty Things and the upcoming Locke, make this a one to watch out for. Even more exciting is news we’ll see, or rather hear, no dodgy American accent from the brilliant, Brit beefcake.
- Craig Hunter
Here’s the first look images from I Am Soldier which has now wrapped production. The script comes from Ronnie Thompson who also directs the movie which is set for release Autumn 2013. Thompson has previously worked on Screwed which also starred Noel Clarke alongside James D’Arcy.
As well as Clarke, I Am Soldier stars Tom Hughes, Alex Reid (The Descent) and a wealth of emerging British talent in George Russo, Josh Myers, Dave Goodman, Ian Pirie and Jordan Long. We were lucky enough to go along to the set of this one so keep your eyes peeled for our report nearer the release. Find out more on the movie on the official Facebook here.
I Am Soldier follows Mickey (Tom Hughes) as he takes on the most dangerous military training known to man: Sas selection. The Special Air Service (Sas) is the United Kingdom’s most renowned Special Forces regiment, »
- David Sztypuljak
15 items from 2013
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