Statham will portray an agent recruited by global intelligence alliance “Five Eyes” to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapon that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with a high-tech CIA expert, he sets off on a globe-trotting mission to infiltrate a billionaire arms broker.
Principal photography is set to commence in October in Europe.
Ritchie and Statham previously collaborated on “Cash Truck,” and British actioners “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.” Ritchie will direct and produce “Five Eyes” from a screenplay written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, with revisions by Ritchie. Atkinson will also produce.
STXfilms will distribute directly in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, and STXinternational will launch sales to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, which launches on Sept.