When I first heard about Killer Elite I thought it was a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1975 bizarro action film of the same name which starred James Caan, Robert Duvall, and a bunch of ninjas.
Killer Elite is not a remake of Peckinpah’s film, instead the story follows a retired special ops agent (Jason Statham) who is forced out of retirement after his mentor (Robert De Niro) is taken captive. He must complete an impossible mission of killing three top notch assassins lead by Clive Owen.
The film is an adaptation of Sir Ranulph Fiennes 1991 book, The Feather Men.
Watch the full trailer after the jump.