Category: Wrath of Man
EXCLUSIVE: MGM and Miramax’s Guy Ritchie-directed action thriller Wrath of Man is moving to the May 7-9 weekend, which was recently given up by Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow. Wrath of Man was previously dated for April 23.
United Artists Releasing will be distributing the feature, which reps the filmmaker’s fourth film with leading man Jason Statham, a canon that began with 1998’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The duo are teaming again on a fifth Miramax movie with STX which is currently untitled (though formerly known as Five Eyes).
Wrath of Man, written by Ritchie and Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, follows a mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Statham) who surprises his co-workers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score. Producers are Ritchie, Atkinson and Miramax’s Bill Block. EPs are Louise Killin, Joshua Throne, Steven Chasman and Andrew Golov.
UAR/MGM has domestic on Wrath of Man, so it’s feasible for the studio to take over this first weekend of May in a way that other major studios with big global tentpoles cannot.
Miramax also produced Ritchie’s previous 2020 action feature The Gentlemen which was released before the pandemic and racked up $115.1 million worldwide via STX.
On Tuesday, Disney moved summer’s starting gun Black Widow from May 7 to July 9, relegating the Marvel feature to a theatrical and Disney+ Premier day-and-date release. Part of that was due to the fact that a majority of foreign theatrical markets remain closed, in addition to the fact that Disney has to feed its booming streaming service.
Collider has exclusively learned Scott’s film Wrath of Man with Jason Statham and Josh Hartnett has set a release date of April 23, 2021.
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As Los Angeles theaters prepare to reopen this weekend, Guy Ritchie’s latest action-thriller Wrath of Man has been set for release on April 23, Collider has exclusively learned.
Jason Statham stars in the heist movie alongside Josh Hartnett, Scott Eastwood, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Laz Alonso, Raul Castillo, Niamh Algar and Post Malone.
The film is based on the 2004 French action-thriller Le Convoyeur, which followed a security guard who has an ulterior motive when he takes a job working for an armored truck company. The revenge-driven remake follows a mysterious man named H (Statham) who goes to work for an armored truck company that is responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.
Miramax produced Wrath of Man with MGM, which means the film will be distributed by United Artists Releasing. It will arrive in theaters just one week after Mortal Kombat (which will also be available on HBO Max) and two weeks before Disney unveils Marvel’s Black Widow, so it does have a window to do brisk business on the big screen.
Miramax CEO Bill Block and Andrew Goluv produced the film with Ivan Atkinson, who co-wrote the script with Ritchie and Marn Davies. Wrath of Man serves as Ritchie’s follow-up to The Gentlemen, and the director has already re-teamed with Statham (and Hartnett) on another movie titled Five Eyes.
Ritchie is coming off the global success of Aladdin, while Statham is riding hot off the Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw as well as The Meg, and fans are eager to see their latest collaboration following films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Wrath of Man sounds right up my alley, and I suspect I won’t be alone on that front, as these kinds of heist movies always seem to find an audience.