What is it with Jason Stratham? One minute he's that bloke from Lock Stock, the next he's touting himself in Hollywood as a major action hero star. Okay so The Transporter was pretty good, and the sequel was okay if you're into that sort of thing, but is he ready to step up into the Hollywood action A-list?
Well someone seems to think so and who can blame them? We at eatmybrains.com always like to support Brits in Hollywood, so why not head over to the official site and check it out for yourself? It's about time someone did a D.O.A. style thriller again.
Synopsis Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, Chev answers his cell phone and hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona (Jose Cantillo), who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and has only an hour to live. As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast crime syndicate. And a run of the mill job the night before that was supposed to be like any other hit went unexpectedly awry: Chev let his target go in an effort to quit the professional killing business and start a new life with his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart). Now, Chev must keep moving – literally – to stay alive. The only way to prolong the poison from stopping his heart is to keep his adrenaline flowing. As the clock ticks, Chelios cuts a swath through the streets of Los Angeles, wreaking havoc on those who dare stand in his way. He must rescue Eve from danger, stay two steps ahead of his nemeses as they try to eliminate him and search for an antidote to save his own life.
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