Not only are 2 of our Jack Reacher suggestions in this late September release about a retired member of Britain’s Elite SAS (Jason Statham) struggling against a team of assasins (led by Clive Owen), but the good guy is fighting to save the life of his old mentor, played by the godfather of crime dramas, Robert De Niro!
Remaking the Sam Peckinpah film (1975), which starred James Caan and Robert Duvall, might seem like a tall order. (In fact, it’s such a tall order that our keen commenters pointed out that the earlier film was based upon another espionage novel.) However, with nitro-boosted extra Scorps-power in the soundtrack, The Killer Elite’s trailer—based upon a novel by British Army/SAS veteran, demolitions-prankster, and adventurer Ranulph Fiennes—is rocking us like a hurricane!
(Yes, the joke must be made, and give it your forefinger-and-pinkie salute, soldier!)