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The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Not many details on this yet, but it sounds like it could be fun. I think it's based on a book as well as a remake.

"A former Navy Seal is forced out of retirement in order to save his friend."

Jason Statham
Robert De Niro
Clive Owen
Yvonne Strahovski
Dominic Purcell
Grant Bowler
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1448755/

Plus Yvonne is an added bonus!
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Like the cast.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

yeah...the cast is good. Who's the former seal? I'm assuming Statham saves De Niro or Owen?
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

^I can't find much info, but, yeah, Statham is the former SEAL and De Niro plays his mentor.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Originally Posted by Superman07 View Post
Not many details on this yet, but it sounds like it could be fun. I think it's based on a book as well as a remake.
Per IMDB, it's not a remake of the Peckinpah film (1975) with Robert Duvall and James Caan, which was based on a novel by Robert Rostand. This new one's based on a different novel with a different original title. If they don't change the title they're going to confuse a lot of old-school Peckinpah fans who, unlike me, didn't bother to check the source first.

BTW, you should see the Peckinpah film. Not one of his best, but a fun film nonetheless and a chance to see Duvall and Caan team up for their 4th time--each time under the guidance of a great director (COUNTDOWN, 1968, Altman; THE RAIN PEOPLE, 1969, Coppola; THE GODFATHER, 1972, Coppola).
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Per IMDB, it's not a remake of the Peckinpah film (1975) with Robert Duvall and James Caan, which was based on a novel by Robert Rostand. This new one's based on a different novel with a different original title. If they don't change the title they're going to confuse a lot of old-school Peckinpah fans who, unlike me, didn't bother to check the source first.

BTW, you should see the Peckinpah film. Not one of his best, but a fun film nonetheless and a chance to see Duvall and Caan team up for their 4th time--each time under the guidance of a great director (COUNTDOWN, 1968, Altman; THE RAIN PEOPLE, 1969, Coppola; THE GODFATHER, 1972, Coppola).
Damn, I thought we were gonna see more ninjas.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Per IMDB, it's not a remake of the Peckinpah film (1975) with Robert Duvall and James Caan, which was based on a novel by Robert Rostand. This new one's based on a different novel with a different original title. If they don't change the title they're going to confuse a lot of old-school Peckinpah fans who, unlike me, didn't bother to check the source first.
I thought it was a remake of the Peckinpah film as well.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Yeah, I thought the same thing as well; maybe if the keep the title we can get a blu-ray of the original? It may not be his "best" but it's an awesome movie. kung-fu, car-chases, government espionage, ninjas, machine guns, hot chicks... what more could you want?
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Owen & Statham in the same film. Thats all I need to know. I'll be there.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

All it needs is Megan Fox wearing a Pokemon shirt through the whole thing and Ash here will bust a nut as they say.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

This must be a remake of the Peckinpah film.

We'll get to see cool ninjas and stuff.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
All it needs is Megan Fox wearing a Pokemon shirt through the whole thing and Ash here will bust a nut as they say.
Yvonne Strahovski > Megan Fox

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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

you're not ash...
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

thanks
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Originally Posted by panos2010 View Post
thanks
(Hmmm...bumps the thread after 11 months to say thanks--for not being Ash?
You're giving me a complex, dude. )

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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Well I'll be damned..I totally forgot about this thread....
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

I didn't even know this thread existed.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Just you wait..it'll pick up a bit when we get a trailer.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

Damn, I wonder why this got bumped. I looked a few weeks ago and there wasn't a trailer.

Still no trailer!
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

For what it's worth, 2008/2009 Megan Fox > Yvonne. Now...not so much.

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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro



Digging De Niro's look...kind of looks likes like Hannibal from The A-Team in this pic






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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

I might just read the book. It sounds interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feather_Men
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For what it's worth, 2008/2009 Megan Fox > Yvonne. Now...not so much.
I just saw some recent pictures of her in Hawaii and I'm retracting this statement. She's hot again.
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

I was wondering..what was wrong w/ 2008/2009 Fox? Besides her toes?
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Re: The Killer Elite (2011) - Statham, De Niro

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I was wondering..what was wrong w/ 2008/2009 Fox? Besides her toes?
You mean her disgusting thumb?

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