– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you’re a huge Jason Statham and the upcoming shark movie Meg and next year Fast & Furious spinoff ain’t enough for you, we got you covered. As only Statham could, he’s in negotiations on to play an assassin in the action-thriller The Killer’s Game.

Yeah, I know. Just when you thought Statham could start flexing his muscles in There Will Be Blood-style movies, he goes and pulls this. The film is based on the Jay Bonansinga novel of the same name, and like some of Statham’s best work, it’s pretty outlandish in nature.

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Check out the official synopsis for the novel:

“Joe Flood is a hit man, but he has his principles: he only accepts contracts on people who deserve to be killed. And Joe has always accepted his lot. Leading a double life is just one of the costs of doing business. Now his doctor has told him he has only a few months to live and Joe figures for once he’d like to call the shots himself. Literally that is: he puts out an open contract on his own life, with a six-million-dollar reward. All his finest competitors take up the challenge. But the next news he gets is bad. The lab has made an error and Joe is in perfect health. As any good hit man knows, there’s no way to call off a contest like this one. In a dark comedy of deadly errors, Joe and his stalkers set out on a breakneck, kill-or-be-killed romp that bristles with suspense.”

What a life, huh? How down must you be to put out an open contract on your own life? What a weird dude. I can’t help but hope that we get to see Statham punch a shark at some point while he’s at it. In films like this you never know.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.