By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 15, 2011 at 5:40AM
In case you missed the memo, or if you just can't keep up with the onslaught of Jason Statham movies, he's got one more coming but it's going straight-to-DVD and it's called "Blitz." And yeah, it looks pretty low-rent even for a Statham flick.
Ordinarily, we'd just get on with our day not bother with this, but a new trailer for the film has dropped and it's notable for having the most random, out-of-context "'Diff'rent Strokes" joke ever. Why "Diff'rent Strokes"? Is Statham a fan of Gary Coleman? Is that show integral to the inner workings of his complex character? Did whoever cut this already short trailer have no other quality footage to use? Guess we'll have to rent this after all. In “Blitz” Statham plays a (gasp) undercover cop who teams up with his gay partner to track down a crazy cop killer. Believe it or not, the film is based on a novel by Ken Bruen and more surprisingly was written by “Moon” scribe Nathan Parker. The film co-stars Paddy Considine, Luke Evans and Aidan Gillen. Elliot Lester is directing.
The DVD will hit on August 23rd and will be one of three Statham movies coming this fall, with "The Killer Elite" and "Safe" also on the way. Check out the trailer below.