The Bullet Train is a movie that has been on the rise in popularity since its release date was announced. The thriller film follows the story of an American businessman as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped daughter from a callous gangster and corrupt Japanese politician. Who’s playing? What happens in the final act? Read our blog post to find out!
This is the first international starring role for Keanu Reeves, and it’s certainly not your average thriller with him playing an American engineer living in Tokyo whose wife goes missing one day. He sets off on this cat-and-mouse chase across Japan involving corrupt cops and dirty government officials trying to find his wife Kathy (played by Ayumi Ishida) who conveniently enough does have some secrets she can offer up.
The film also stars Japanese actresses Shinobu Terajima, Rinko Kikuchi, and actress-singer Kana Nishino as well as Togo Igawa (Memoirs of a Geisha).
The film also features Japanese actors Ayumi Ishida (Doug’s wife Kathy), Masatoshi Nagase (assassin Hideki Akimoto), Takashi Tsukamoto (gang boss Kizaki ), and Tsutomu Yamazaki( corrupt politician Saisho). The screenplay was written by Michael Ferris – whose credits include “I am Sam” and “A Few Good Men.”
What is the story?
Ultimately about the lengths a father will go to to find his daughter and uncover the truth – Bullet Train is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that grips you from start to finish.
Keanu Reeves plays Doug Martin –an American engineer living in Tokyo, with his wife Kathy (Ayumi Ishida). When she goes missing on her way home from work one day, it sets off a cat-and-mouse chase across Japan involving corrupt cops and y dirty government officials to find her—but he has a secret that may help.
What is the final act?
In a still from the film, Doug Martin (played by Keanu Reeves) races to rescue his kidnapped wife Kathy (Ayumi Ishida). It’s not clear how he accomplishes this.
The movie has been described as ‘Speed’ meets Liam Neeson’s 2014 plane thriller, Non-Stop.
Bullet Train was filmed in Japan and Thailand with production company Funimation handling post-production work. The project was first announced on May 17th, 2017, for release in 2018 – but it will now be released on February 22nd, 2019.
How does that make you feel about Bullet Train?”
“I’m very excited for this movie!” said Donna Tsantos of T San Francisco.
“I’m excited for a Keanu Reeves movie! I love him,” said Donna’s friend, Janel Tsantos.
The film is directed by the director of The Fast and Furious franchise Justin Lin who has worked with actors like Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel – all-stars in their own right but this will be Reeves’ first international starring role and as he says: “a chance to do something different.”
Keanu Reeves plays Doug Martin – an American engineer living in Tokyo, with his wife Kathy (Ayumi Ishida). When she goes missing on her way home from work one day, it sets off a cat-and-mouse chase across Japan involving corrupt cops and y dirty government officials to find her – but he has a secret that may help.
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