Jason Statham was at the UFC 100 fight Saturday Night taking in the
action ringside. He was probably thinking to himself, "Oy, these
blokes are a bunch of fucking pussies. Give me a doorknob and a
windshield wiper, and I'll take down every muhfucka in here." Luckily
for Statham fans, we won't have to wait too much longer to see this
British bruiser take on hordes of bad guys.
Statham has signed on to star in a London-based thriller called Blitz,
which chronicles a police officer's efforts to thwart a serial killer
who is killing his fellow cops. The story is based on the best-selling
novel of the same name written by Ken Bruen. Paddy Considine (The
Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz) will play Statham's partner.
Apparently Bruen has an entire series of books featuring Statham's
character so its feasible we could see a reprise of this role in later
films. Statham as a hardcore, gritty London cop? Yes, please.