By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Lions Gate Films
Ever since we were able to watch those concept videos for Shoot Em' Up we have been drooling for some senseless gun-toting action. Though we thought the film was as cool as they come, LatinoReview has recently alerted us that there is a script out there that is just as cool as Shoot Em' Up, stars Jason Statham and deserves a 'Masterpiece' as its rating.
Crank Script Review
The good people over at LatinoReview have recently got their hands on the script for the upcoming action-thriller titled Crank starring Jason Statham. According to the site, this script is solid and a perfect fit for Transporter Statham.
Man does this script have some hairy cojones yo! A high-octane thriller in the vein of SPEED but even more intense! I pulled aside Crank to go with my nightly read and was hooked. This script is as dope and kinky as SHOOT 'EM UP. Cool as hell. I had to share with you, my readers, on what will for sure be a winner and moneymaker for Lion's Gate when they release it next year. The $15 million flick is currently shooting in Los Angeles. The script is no joke folks. The writers, Neveldine and Taylor for sure were on speed when they wrote this fuckin' thing. Balls to the wall hung high gung ho writing here people! 103 pages of entertainment. Man are the liberals gonna have a field day with this when it comes out. The script should really be called Grand Theft Auto: Los Angeles.
So what is it about?
SPEED IN A HUMAN BODY!
Jason Statham plays CHEV CHELIOS, a hitman, who in the beginning is poisoned with 'The Beijing Cocktail' by a punk ass named RICKY VERONA (played by newcomer Jose Pablo Cantillo). The Beijing cocktail is very nasty, it works on your adrenal gland, blocking your receptors. The only way to slow it down is to keep the flow of adrenaline constant. The flow of adrenaline is what keeps Chev alive. So everything that you can imagine that raises the adrenaline level, this fucker Chev does! That is what makes Crank entertaining as hell. It is also funny as shit! I was rolling as Chev gets into one hairball situation after another. I don't even know how it is humanly possible for this guy to keep his heart rate up the whole day but that is what makes this script fun. With all the critics giving nominations and attention to these lame boring ass movies it is refreshing to read something like Crank.
Hearing the synopsis I can already picture the tagline now-- 'One man needs adrenaline to survive.' Yeah, I know, pretty corny. However, it does seem that Lions Gate Films might actually pull this puppy off. Actually, the only thing that worries me is the small budget.
To check out the entire script review for Crank head over to Latinoreview.