Damn, nobody points a gun at the camera and scowls like Jason Statham

The thing that you get when you go to a Jason Statham movie, first and foremost, is reliability. Dip into a Blitz or a Safe or a Parker, and you know what’ll be on offer: Jason Statham scowling at people. Jason Statham occasionally making a sarcastic little quip. And most especially, Jason Statham pointing a gun at…

Idris Elba is the villain in Jason Staham and Dwayne Johnson's Fast And Furious spin-off

Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson are tough dudes, which is why they’re the only dudes tough enough to get their spin-off from the Fast And Furious movies, but that also means that they need a suitably tough villain to face off against. Short of having them fight Ultron or some other CG-heavy baddie, Universal seems to…

Deadpool 2's David Leitch confirmed as director for the Fast And Furious spin-off

As rumored back in February, Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch has now been confirmed as the director of the Fast And Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The movie still doesn’t have a name, but the working title for the beef-generating side story is apparently Hobbes And Shaw.…

Jason Statham fights the biggest shark ever in this trailer for The Meg

Everybody remembers that “bigger boat” scene in Jaws, but this trailer for The Meg makes it clear that there’s no boat big enough to protect you from its eponymous shark monster. Luckily, the people in this movie have something better than a bigger boat: Jason Statham, a man who has never met a problem he couldn’t…

Crank co-director is down for Crank 3, but only if it's "exponentially more fucked up"

For those not yet initiated into the cult of Chev Chelios, the Crank series—thus far consisting of 2006's Crank and 2009's Crank: High Voltage—is a series of totally batshit action films with no regard for such petty concerns as “reality” and “the laws of physics.” Jason Statham stars as Chev, a hitman and literal…

Fate Of The Furious audiences might be in for a long ride

There are new reports that it’ll be a while before we learn The Fate Of The Furious. No, the April 14 release date—which Vin Diesel took care of announcing in addition to a ton of other production news, because he’s vying with Dwayne Johnson to become a one-man studio—hasn’t been pushed back or anything. But …

Mechanic: Resurrection is reasonably fun, for a sequel no one requested

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Has enough time yet passed for a new Jason Statham action thriller to qualify as a throwback? Even in their mid-’00s heyday, Statham’s movies felt like descendants of earlier eras, offering ’80s excess on ’70s budgets; it’s one reason he was so at home in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables crew. But Statham’s solo…

Rainn Wilson joins Jason Statham’s prehistoric shark movie

As reported by Deadline, Rainn Wilson has signed on for a “lead role” in Meg, director Jon Turteltaub’s adaptation of Steve Alten’s book about a giant prehistoric shark rampaging off the coast of China. Wilson will be playing a “tech billionaire,” which has become a stock character type in movies like these right…

Ruby Rose to play an “edgy genius” in a movie about hunting a prehistoric shark

Ruby Rose has gone from Orange Is The New Black breakout star to action-flick sidekick—or nemesis—so quickly that she hasn’t even had time for slumming in sitcom guest spots as a sexy new neighbor or sexy new co-worker. (Basically, any role where she’d set hearts aflutter.) But Rose’s career trajectory will soon take…