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Exclusive: The Bank Job Pics
The Stath breaks a safe...

10 December 2007  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

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Us Brits like nothing more than a good old crime caper - except, perhaps, for a nice plate of jellied eels and a pint of Spitfire – so thank the lord blimey up above for The Bank Job.

Not only does it star, Jason Statham, our 55th Sexiest Movie Star… ever, but it’s also written by Porridge scribes Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, it’s got a star-studded line-up of some of Blighty’s recognisable faces and tells the true-life story of an unsolved big-money robbery.

Could this be the most British film ever made? Chuck in a pearly king and we’ll bet a fiver on it.

The Bank Job is set in 1971, when thieves tunnelled into the vault of a bank in London's Baker Street and looted safe deposit boxes of cash and jewellery worth over three million pounds. Not one penny was ever recovered and nobody was ever arrested and the story disappeared from headline following a governmental notice gagging the press.

The Bank Job is out at the end of February and to get you in the mood for The Stath-led blag, we’ve got five exclusive pics for your perusal. Go on, take your time. It’s a one-way mirror, so you’re perfectly safe.


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Cool.
I'm liking the looks of this. Life on Mars got me in the mood... More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:25 on 14 December 2007 | Report This Post

Its got Statham in it
End of story. Ticket sold. Oh yeah, and Empire, trying t kiss Stathams arse is one of the few things you cam't do, cos he'll just continue to be hard as bricks. So pack it in and leave us true film lovers with some appreciation for a rare thing - a british actor who has got bollocks and cool. (Christian Bale and Clive Owen are the only other two that get close) More

Posted by coomi01 at 21:53 on 13 December 2007 | Report This Post

Flimsy
Remember when Empire openly mocked Jason Statham as a full grade B-lister? How weird that now, after the public vote Transporter and Crank as hits that Empire now weasel around joshing about "The Stath". Oh for Empire to maintain a bit of consistency with their insults / praise instead of just following the crowd . . . More

Posted by Sambora at 02:34 on 13 December 2007 | Report This Post

This film looks like its going to be back to the best of British crime movies. With Poirot as the bad guy it promises to be a real stonker! Can we have an article in a further issue please? More

Posted by jibjob82 at 19:13 on 11 December 2007 | Report This Post

Not wishing to pour pee in the paddling pool (and granted, such anachronisms will probably not feature in the final feature), but did they have bendy buses in 1971? My guess is...no. Still, it's from a rather solid director (Roger Donaldson - whoulda thunk the same man directed Cocktail, Species and The World's Fastest Indian?) and it's got The Stath. More

Posted by Beat Royale at 22:21 on 10 December 2007 | Report This Post


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