Written and directed by Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans), the action thriller Safe is the story of a former elite agent (Jason Statham) who encounters and rescues a twelve-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted by the Triads. Armed with a safe-cracking combination, they find themselves in the middle of a stand-off between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police. The film is written and directed by Boaz Yakin. Lionsgate and IM Global present in association with Automatik a Lawrence Bender production in association with Trigger Street Productions and 87eleven, Inc.
Safe Release Date
In Theaters April 27, 2012
Starring:Jason Statham, James Hong, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, Robert John Burke, and Catherine Chan
Like the deep breath before the plunge, box office sales sagged for the last week of April, giving Think Like A Man a second weekend at the number one spot. Four newcomers settled for lukewarm openings while the first of a long string of summer blockbusters got an early start in international theaters.
Apr 29, 2012
Weekend Box Office: Think Like A Man Doubles Down Over Misfit Pirates
I’m away for the weekend, forgot my computer charger at home, was hijacked into going to church this morning and now need to finish this column on an old laptop that runs Internet Explorer. This is what hell is all about. Thank goodness we’ve got a full slate of movies to buoy my spirits
Apr 22, 2012
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Five-Year Engagement, The Raven, And More Reviews
If you've gotten a look at the trailers for Safe you know that Statham is bringing his usual intense action skills, but as a New Yorker I'm especially excited to get a look at a fight scene in which Statham takes on some of the baddies in a subway car
Apr 16, 2012
Exclusive New 30-Second Trailer For Jason Statham's Safe
In the fourteen years that he's been acting, Jason Statham hasn't exactly shown a lot of range. It's hard to imagine a day where he does a brilliant drama or comedy and ends up with an Academy Award nomination. But do you know what? That's totally okay. Statham has found his niche as an ass-kicking action god and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Need proof? Check out the new trailer for Boaz Yakin's Safe.
Feb 28, 2012
Jason Statham Continues To Kick Ass In New Trailer For Safe
The gritty flick stars Statham as a former NYPD officer who puts his life at risk to save a 12-year-old girl with a photographic memory from the merciless Yakuza members, Russian mobsters and corrupt cops who want her dead. Chris Sarandon co-stars.
Chris Sarandon has played some extremely awesome villains in the past. Two of my favorites, in particular, are Prince Humperdinck from The Princess Bride and Jerry Dandrige from the original Fright Night. But while Cary Elwes was pretty handy with a sword and William Ragsdale wasn't a bad vampire hunter, it's hard to say how either character would fare against the power that is Jason Statham. It looks like we'll have to wait until March to see how things turn out in Safe.
Nov 10, 2011
Jason Statham Protects A 12-Year-Old Girl In First Trailer For Safe
Plot details on Safe indicate that Statham will play an agent out to rescue a kidnapped little girl. Not terribly original by any stretch of the imagination. Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) is directing Safe and also wrote the script. But why is Lionsgate so keen on pushing back this movie?
You can't go more than five minutes without seeing Jason Statham's mug anymore. Already this year the British action star has had featured roles in The Mechanic and Gnomeo and Juliet (albeit that was only his voice), but he's far from done. The crime/thriller Blitz is arriving on Blu-ray/DVD on August 23rd and The Killer Elite gets released in theaters on September 23rd.
It's still somewhat hard to believe that it's happening, but fifteen years after Sylvester Stallone's crap fest Judge Dredd, Hollywood has decided to reboot with Karl Urban under the mask this time around.
Nov 02, 2010
Lionsgate To Distribute New Judge Dredd, Film Will Be In 3D