Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie launched their filmmaking careers together with Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Well, the two are reuniting for a spy thriller film project titled Five Eyes, which Ritchie will direct and Statham will star in. The script for the film comes fromThe Gentlemen scribes Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies.
The story follows “MI6 guns-and-steel agent (Statham) who is recruited by global intelligence alliance ‘Five Eyes’ to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert, Fortune sets off on a globe-trotting mission where he will have to use all of his charm, ingenuity and stealth to track down and infiltrate billionaire arms broker.”
Yep, that sounds like another badass film from Statham and Ritchie! One that I’ll definitely be watching! I love the kind of movies that these two guys make, and the fact that they are getting back together for a new one is awesome!
Miramax will finance and produce with STXfilms, who most recently worked with Ritchie on The Gentlemen. Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement:
“Jason is a global box office heavy weight, and when teamed with Guy Ritchie, that’s an irresistible combination. It’s a thrill to be back in business with Guy, Bill and the team at Miramax after our shared success on The Gentlemen and we believe Five Eyes is the kind of film our partners overseas will love as much as we do.”
Miramax producer Bill Block added:
“Guy Ritchie’s Five Eyes is his next collaboration with Jason, commencing with Snatch, following the upcoming film, Wrath of Man and the global success of The Gentlemen, in partnership with STXfilms. We’re excited to be reunited with the STX team, as well as Ritchie and Statham whose undeniable chemistry, philosophy and talent will surely attract a massive appeal from audiences worldwide.”
Principal photography is set to commence in Europe in October 2020.