Deadline has confirmed the previous reporting from TheSun last month that Jason Statham will indeed be reuniting with writer/director Guy Ritchie for his next film (titled Cash Truck), a remake of the 2004 French film Le Convoyeur starring Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin.
Jason Statham, who broke out playing the fast-talking protagonists in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, is reuniting with the filmmaker again. The new as-yet-untitled project is a revenge-based action thriller from Miramax, which has acquired remake rights to the original 2004 French film Le Convoyeur from StudioCanal to make it happen.
The plot follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. Weaving through a suspenseful and carefully constructed narrative, the film shifts across timelines and between various characters’ perspectives for a thrilling and mind-bending experience.
DiscussingFilm first reported Ritchie’s involvement with the remake as he was in talks with Miramax to write and direct.
HN Entertainment was able to connect Cash Truck to the previous incarnation that was being produced by Joel Silver (Sherlock Holmes) and Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock (Gravity).
Confirming ourselves a few days ago that Guy has closed his deal along with adding that he’s hired cinematographer Alan Stewart (Aladdin, The Gentlemen) and production designer Martyn John (The Last Kingdom).
However, it looks like they’ll be pivoting to Jason as the lead, this makes sense given that Ritchie wrote a new version of the script.
Guy and Jason haven’t worked together since 2005’s Revolver, a critical and box office flop.
Statham getting his big career breaks thanks to films Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, the latter helping him move into an action star role.
He was most recently seen alongside Dwayne Johnson in the box office hit Hobbs and Shaw, Universal’s first spinoff from their Fast and Furious franchise.
Production is expected to begin this fall/winter in London, England.
Guy Ritchie’s next film The Gentlemen is set for release on January 24th, 2020.
THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).