MUMBAI: Reliance Entertainment is gearing up to release the Jason Statham-starrer ‘Safe‘ on 4 May.
The film has Statham essaying the role of Luke Wright, a former NYPD cop cum second-rate cage fighter whose wife has been murdered and his life destroyed by the Russian mob. With nothing to live for, Luke begins contemplating suicide. But his unlikely saviour is a ten-year-old Chinese math prodigy named Mei.
She has been brought to America and forced to act as the organisation’s “human ledger”. But the information Mei holds in her memory is also coveted by the Russian mob, and a botched abduction attempt sends her on the run…and right into Luke’s path.
He tries to protect Mei from the Triads while outwitting New York officials and the Russian Mafia. He won’t stop until she’s safe. Safe’s vivid central relationship between Luke and Mei is the driving force of the film.
"Audiences will experience a new depth of Jason‘‘s talent in the film. He plays a tough guy, and with the stunts and the action he is meticulous to a crazy degree. But this is a much more vulnerable character than he usually plays. He really went for it and I think that is going to surprise people," says director Boaz Yakin.
The film has been produced by those who gave us Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds.