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British Blitz trailer online

JasonStatham.jpgNo, this isn't about the war, Blitz is a film we heard about a little while ago which sees a killing spree started against London policemen by a killer who calls himself simply Blitz.

The film stars Jason Statham, David Morrissey, Aidan Gillen, Luke Evans and Paddy Considine, already a strong British cast list, and while the trailer tries to inject a lot of American style to it, you can see it's British through and through, and it looks tough and uncompromising.

That's not to say that Blitz doesn't look funny either, that closing line is rather amusing.

The film comes from director Elliott Lester and comes from the Ken Bruen novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) adapted by Nathan Parker.

Here are two blurbs I found when I first wrote about Blitz last year:

”In the fast-moving follow-up to the White Trilogy, the south-east London police squad are suffering collective burnout: with tragic deaths, excessive habits, uncontrollable anger and the wrong kind of friendships, the team never had it so bad. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get progressively worse. Nicknamed 'The Blitz', a vicious murderer is aiming for tabloid glory by killing cops. Harold Dunphy, Ace crime reporter, thinks he's on to the story of the decade, and the police have all the incentive they need to catch their criminal - before they get caught first!”

"The South East London police squad are down and out: Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts' wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three. Nicknamed "The Blitz" by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city."

The trailer comes from Yahoo UK through FirstShowing and unfortunately doesn't come with any information about any release or further news. For me that's highly disappointing for it looks a superb British thriller with Jason Statham doing something on home soil.

There are some great shots in that trailer, and some great flashes of the cast, and it's worth noting that Nathan Parker wrote Duncan Jones' Moon screenplay, and that sounds even more promising. Let's keep an eye out for this.



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