Thursday, June 16, 2011

Echelon Movie starring Jason Statham

Echelon MovieStunt coordinator Simon Crane is set to make hi directorial debut with Echelon, an upcoming thriller action movie based on the novel Firewall written by ex-SAS soldier Andy McNab. the story follows Nick Stone, a former SAS soldier turned agent for hire, who finds himself caught between the Russian Mafia and western secret agents trying to get their hands on the Echelon computer program. I heard that actor Jason Statham is likely to get the lead role as Nick Stone. There's no official release date yet. Here's the blurb of the novel:

"Nick Stone, ex-SAS, now working for British Intelligence on deniable operations, is tough, resourceful, ruthless, highly trained – and desperately in need of cash... Offered the lucrative freelance job of kidnapping a mafia warlord and delivering him to St Petersburg, it seems to Stone that his problems are over. In fact, they are only just beginning. Stone enters the bleak underworld of the former Soviet republic of Estonia, where unknown aggressors stalk the Arctic landscape, and he soon finds himself caught between implacable enemies. For Russia has embarked upon a concerted cyber-espionage offensive, hacking into some of the West’s most sensitive military secrets. American and British intelligence agencies are determined to thwart them. And the mafia are waiting in the wings with their own chillingly brutal solution..."

I guess Jason Statham is fit for the role, he actually already played the role of a ex-SAS soldier in the movie Killer Elite.

Anyway, stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Echelon!