By: John M Jerva
Fans will be able to see him next month when Warrior season 2 hits Cinemax and next year as Snake-Eyes’ rival Storm Shadow in Snake-Eyes: GI Joe Origins but Andrew Koji isn’t slowing down one bit as word has come that he will be joint Brad Pitt for Director David Leitch’s Bullet Train for Sony Pictures.
The news comes from Deadline and Koji joins the cast that also includes Joey King. The time sounds like Koji will busy out his particular set of skills as he will play one of “five assassins who find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. Strangely, they discover their missions are not unrelated to each other.”
Leitch is helming and also supervising the script which is penned by Zak Olkewicz. With the talent involved, the project has been on the fast track and shooting is said to hopefully get underway this fall in Los Angeles.
The film which is based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka called “Maria Beetle” will star Academy Award winner Brad Pitt and this will mark the eighth time Pitt has worked with Leitch.
Leitch is attached to numerous projects at this time including the video game adaptation The Division for Netflix as well as a reimagining of the classic series Kung Fu. Leitch also recently produced the action-thriller Nobody which will see Better Call Saul headliner Bob Odenkirk transformed into a John Wick type character. That film is set to release in February of next year.
Bullet Train will be produced by Leitch and Kelly McCormick via their 87North production banner along with The Magnificent Seven, Training Day, and The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua.
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