Everyones favourite action hero, the one-man-army that is Jason Statham is back in explosive new thriller Safe. If you don’t believe me just check out the new poster for the film. He means business…
The movie sees Statham as a former cop turned cage fighter, who happens to witness the attempted abduction of a little girl on the New York subway. Steeping in as only the Stath can he soon finds himself in the middle of a turf-war between Russian mobsters, Chinese Triads and corrupt police officiers all of whom want the information that the little girl knows.
It’s all a little Mercury Rising but the director Boaz Yakin is an old pro having given us the superlative Remember The Titans. That coupled with the fact that Jason Staham beating the crap out of 3 different kinds of enemies is just pure awesome and we may be on to a winner here.
Safe is released in Ireland May 11th.
A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change…until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed.
But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action…and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a “counter.” He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for.
Realizing he’s the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city’s brutal underworld to save an innocent girl’s life…and perhaps even redeem his own.