Jason Statham (the hardest working man in showbiz) is back in what appears to be a violent variation of The Pacifier or The Sitter. But hey, you have to hand it to the guy for not getting all Disney on us. Safe is directed by longtime ace director Boaz Yakin (The Punisher, Fresh). This trailer looks great and I appreciate Statham staying right in his wheel house as for his career choices. Safe will be released on April 27th 2012, not to be confused with Denzel Washington’s Safe House. Official synopsis and trailer below…
A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change… until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed.
But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to actionÂ and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a counter. He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for.