WATCH: Clive Owen Fights Jason Statham In ‘Killer Elite’

Killer Elite

You remember we showed you the trailer for the super-Brit-enabled remake of the TV adaptation of John Le Carre’s book Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy the other day? Well if you took that thing, and then asked, I dunno, Michael Bay to direct it. And all of the cast walked out, and he brought in Jason Statham and Clive Owen in, and instead of the classic Brit-In-Hollywood arguing and sneering, he made them fight like proper tough guys, and Robert De Niro wanted to come along because he gets bored of doing comedy all the time these days, and your director took a lot of the tense doominess (and labyrinthine plot) out, and replaced it with explosions and a stunt involving a man tied to a chair…

…it’d be a bit like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKfqRZTNSig&feature=player_embedded


OK, so it’s nothing like Tinker Tailor, but still. Not bad, eh?

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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