Even when » The Beekeeper » was announced as «The Bee Keeper» for the first time, one could frown. After all, not only did it become known at the time that Studio Miramax shelled out over a million dollars for the script by “Equilibrium” maker Kurt Wimmer , an interesting description also made the rounds: “The Beekeeper” is a “fast-paced thriller that goes deep into the mythology of beekeeping».
So far, only very die-hard beekeeping fans have associated the deep immersion in the mythology of beekeeping with speed, action, thrill and the other core elements of a Jason Statham film, but Miramax boss Bill Block followed up: The film deals with «universal themes in an unconventional story”, in which the audience should hardly be able to keep their seats in the cinema with excitement. With the announcement of the director behind the project, the story is now at least a little clearer.
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Let’s get the personnel out of the way first: David Ayer is now on board to direct «The Beekeeper». This is reported by the industry magazine Deadline . He is best known for his failed DC adaptation » Suicide Squad » and his poor Netflix film » Bright «. Ayer is quite controversial, but many appreciate the » Training Day » author for the uncompromising nature of films such as the Schwarzenegger action film » Sabotage «, the war film » Heart of Steel » or most recently the gangster drama » The Tax Collector“. This should get a lot of people excited because «The Beekeeper» could definitely benefit from an uncompromising director.
Because as announced, there are also a few new details about the story: «The Beekeeper» is a revenge film! So do we just see Jason Statham as a beekeeper who has had his favorite bees stolen and is now doing everything in his power to get them back? No, that would be too easy…
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It says we are «following one man’s personal revenge journey that will soon have national implications.» So maybe kidnapped bees are part of a major terrorist attack? We can only speculate, but somehow all this combined with «Mythology of Beekeeping», «Personal Revenge Series» and «National Relevance» sounds wonderfully dorky. But we’re looking forward to a new Jason Statham actioner anyway, if something sounds weird, that’s good too — and if we then learn something about beekeeping…
Incidentally, the next action film starring Jason Statham that is slated to hit theaters is Guy Ritchie’s Operation Fortune . The theatrical release of the spy film in the footsteps of James Bond, which was originally planned for spring, has been postponed again, but it should be in the course of 2022. In addition, “ The Expendables 4 ” should come in 2022 . The busy Brit is also currently shooting “ Meg 2 ”. He will then tackle “The Beekeeper”, so that a start can be expected in 2023 at the earliest.
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