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UPDATE!! Statham's Gonna Blast Your Frickin' Head Off With His SAFE Poster!!

Merrick again...

Just received a different SAFE poster.  Also EMBIGGENABLE, also nice. 

 

 

 

 

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Merrick here...

I'm a big fan of this trailer for SAFE...

...the new Jason Statham film which hits  April 27, written and directed by REMEMBER THE TITANS helmer Boaz Yankin. 

Collider now has a the poster for the movie, a small version of which is presented here for your consideration.  Stroke Statham's barrel to jump to Collider for a significantly larger version of this decidedly manly poster. 

 

LOVE this.  'Tis memorable and dynamic, a tad retro with a modern "edge."  Hopefully the movie will do this image justice.  

 

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  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I am really curious about this movie

    by Bop N Rumble

    Statham can do no wrong in my eyes.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham!!

    by john

    That is all I have to say. But that is more than enough.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    More like your balls off.

    by phifty2

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    sweet I love mercury rising!

    by boogalooshrimp

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    really well done poster

    by jah_kingdom

    the perspective of the pistol is brilliant. whoever did this poster should get a medal for the illustration work. it almost look like it was painted. just good ol graphic design.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Love Statham. Hate "protecting kids" movies.

    by Beezbo

    It's not like the kid is going to get killed. This feels like a Transporter movie (wait, I love those movies...)

  • Hollywood used to produce mid-budget saturday night specials like this all the time, but now they all go DTV. Nothing like some good, old-fashioned, neck-choppin, shootout-in-the-factory, popcorn fun.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    tits or GTFO

    by Mel

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Stop look'n at my woman

    by Rtobert

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    lol at last bit

    by Justicer7

    great.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    All I can think about when I see Statham is...

    by ggabyt

    ...how he got to bang Kelly Brook whenever the hell he wanted. I would make a pact with Satan to be able to do that and all Statham had to do was make a bunch of terrible movies. Life = not fair.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    They cut off the top of his head

    by torontoxic

    Because we all forgot he's bald? <P> Someone in marketing is stoooopid.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    hey thats the guy from crank!

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    yea he's good, we like him!

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    So do you think this guy would refuse to play . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . a character w/ hair?

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    And they say Hollywood is liberal

    by Rtobert

    Its movies make the NRA look like hippies

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I love Statham

    by Superponte

    The only true action star working today. (besides the geriatric resurgence of recent years)

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 5 - cross over team up

    by korkie70

    you heard it here first

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Looks like

    by Gidney

    a Westernized version of The Man from Nowhere

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    "Smell The Fart Acting" on that last poster.

    by loafroaster

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Mercury Rising with Karatay

    by twogunjames

    HIIYA! Me karatay you face! Anybody else remember when Statham was a respected actor? Shit, do I even remember that? OK, so I like some of his movies, but he's starting to stray into direct to video territory and Seagal is going to kick his ass if he starts stealing gigs.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    The first poster uses the same image from The Proffesional.

    by harosa

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    statham is fucking awesome

    by jsfithaca

    also i heard blitz was terrible

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    So it's mercury rising meets man on fire?

    by Tank Williams

    Major pass on this one

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Great idea that Die Hard Meets Transporter idea

    by FreeBeer

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Psyched! I go to see this movie every time it comes out!

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Mercury Rising meets Shoot Em Up

    by David Cloverfield

    Random bystander enters the fray to protect a girl, who this time is a genius with a code in her head.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Boaz YANKin?

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    I thought his name was Boaz YAKin?

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Was that Humperdink?!

    by BadMrWonka

    Always nice to see Chris Sarandon get some work.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Stay away, she's mine

    by Rtobert

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Boaz Yakin's Fresh is a masterpiece of the highest order

    by Ryan Dawson

    Too bad this guy doesn't get more respect. He's done a couple of fairly forgettable Hollywood films, but his Fresh is one of the best films ever on: inner-city decay, drug dealing, chess, growing up poor, the difficulty of choosing good or evil, the permanent scars left by trauma. Fresh should have made Yakin an instant legend, but it seems it wasn't able to follow up with as strong a pic. Hope this one is good and not another mindless one-dimensional Statham outing. Check it out Fresh on Netflix streaming if you haven't seen it. One of the great movies of the last few decades IMHO.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Statham - laughing at us all :s

    by marineboy

    Most lame, effeminate sounding, yet luckiest man alive. He f*cked Kelly Brook ffs. How'd he DO that?

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Is this going to be in 3D?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    I'm only gonna see it if it's in 3D.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Plus, for all you Breaking Bad fans....

    by Ryan Dawson

    ....the film Fresh has a top notch by performance by none other than Giancarlo Esposito, laying down an equally compelling but quite different portrayal of a ruthless drug dealer than Gustavo Fring.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Something strikes me pedo about that poster

    by proevad

    might be that huge fucking phallic symbol pointing at me.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Statham-ish black and white short film

    by T 1000 xp professional

    www.vimeo.com/besfilms/the-delivery Mr. Anthony's character is a little over the top in a badass fun way. It even felt as if it were one of untold stories of Keyser Soze.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Statham is the man

    by T 1000 xp professional

    in case you didn't know.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    All this Mercury Rising talk

    by slone13

    I had to actually look that movie up in IMDB as I had completely allowed my brain to forget having ever watched that pile of shit. I guess this sort of somewhat resembles that 15 year old stinker though it seems odd to compare it to a flick that almost no one saw.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Statham

    by donkey_lasher

    I agree, he has really cornered the market with badass B movies. You would never have guessed it when seeing him in Snatch. He's the movie star that Vinnie Jones want to be.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Mark Kermode's Stath impression is fucking hilarious.

    by Denty420

    I am not... the GAY. Drive the boat... farster... Jason Statham...

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Whoa.. check out that same short film's poster!

    by T 1000 xp professional

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/besfilms/6717299649/

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Is safe still used as slang for a condom?

    by Fred

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Will some one please explain to me

    by lookylookymoontard

    WTF anyone see's in this guys movies?,i'm English and i think he's a prick/one trick pony (if shooting a lot,being bald and pretending to be hard is a trick that is?) and playing the same "character" in every fucking "film" he's in. I bet his bank manager prefer's him to me though ha Long story short please stop with this utter rubbish!!

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    zombie_fatigue

    by lv_426

    =Statham seems to be single-handedly keeping the B movie alive and well... Hollywood used to produce mid-budget saturday night specials like this all the time, but now they all go DTV.= I kinda feel the same way. I am waiting for Statham to team up with director Neil Marshall so the two can sort of become the best modern day equivalent to what we had in the early 80's with the dynamic B-movie duo of Kurt Russell and John Carpenter.

  • Yea I realize of course it's not done here, but them talking about Collider reminded me. I roll my eyes every time I see this in an article. "Hit the jump to check out the new set photos!" (or whatever) Oh, you mean, the next paragraph that begins about a quarter of an inch below this one? It's like a lame attempt at bloggers to have their own professional sounding lingo or something, and it's so goddamn retarded.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    korkie70

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    That's an awesome idea! Why has nobody thought of this before? Bring Statham into the Die Hard franchise and he can carry the torch after Bruce finally retires. Hans Gruber had a younger brother, so why can't John McCLane have a younger brother too? *hint* If we can't have that Jack Bauer meets John McLane crossover that was once considered, then Statham and The Bruce together in a Die Hard story is definitely the next best thing.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Mercury Rising is on HBO this month

    by twogunjames

    @slone13: I caught the beginning last week on one of the 95 HBO channels we get. That's why I thought of it. It really is a crappy flick, but the code from this film looks the same as the code from MR.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    lookylookymoontard...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...first, keep in mind that you have already won by making me type lookylookymoontard...twice. Second, action film stars are a peculiar species of actor. They must have an immediately recognizable and at least somewhat likable persona. They can't deviate too far from that persona, though they are sometimes (depending on the action star in question) allowed to parody it. Familiarity is an absolutely essential element of their appeal. May I present Jason Statham?

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    lv_426, how has Statham NOT worked with Neil Marshall?

    by P

    Come on Hollywood: Give these guys 30 million and they would deliver.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    This is basically every other anime in existence

    by Terrence

    Old, sarcastic and grizzled bad ass paired with a precocious lolicon type girl who breaks down his gruff exterior.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see Statham star in a Dog Soldiers 2

    by lv_426

    with Neil Marshall returning to direct. It could easily be done for 30 million. Hell, I doubt that they'd even need that much. 15-20 million would probably be enough.

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Statham should be in Captain America 2

    by jazzylg

    As US Agent. For other comic fans, remember when the U.S. government stripped captain America of his costume,title and shield? Statham would make a great stand in for cap. Then later in the film, turn him into US Agent. It's long overdue for Statham to play a superhero!

  • Jan. 19, 2012, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Statham does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    This film looks great! Action flicks like this do great business in asia - so the asian girl and triad influence may be to help in that market. As for Statham as John Mclane's younger brother to take over DIE HARD... YES! What a brilliant idea! Bruce sitting at a dive bar sipping gin. Two punks try to pick a fight with him. Before they throw a punch, bald Statham suddenly appears - headbutts one and grabs the other by the balls. *Who are you...?!* squeaks the punk *He's my brother. He's been away in London a long time.* drawls Bruce *A'wight Bruv. The guvnor's back in town.* Statham. THIS SHIT PRACTICALLY WRITES ITSELF!

  • Jan. 19, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST

    by Mostasteless

    Jason Statham has a gun and an Asian girl..... See him rip his shirt off and drive somewhere... IN 3-fucking-D!!! Be Safe this summer.

  • Jan. 19, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    STATHAM IS THE ONLY TRUE ACTION STAR OUT NOW. FACT!!!!!

    by Rob