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July 29th, 2015   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

Jason Statham’s “Wild Card” is now available on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK. Both formats come with the extended edition, featuring an extra ten minutes of unseen footage. You can order your copy on Amazon.

Fans in Germany can get “Wild Card” on DVD/Blu-ray on July 31, 2015 (via Amazon). Below is a short clip in which Jason Statham talks about his character, Nick Wild.

Jason Statham erzählt über seine Rolle Nick Wild. Ab 31. Juli könnt ihr euch WILD CARD endlich nach Hause holen!

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May 13th, 2015   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

We have exciting news for our UK visitors today. Jason Statham’s “Wild Card” will be released on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK on July 27, 2015. What is even better, you will get to enjoy the extended edition which comes with an extra ten minutes of footage not seen in cinemas.

Pre-order your DVD copy here and your Blu-ray copy here.

March 20th, 2015   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

Jason Statham’s “Wild Card” is released in UK cinemas today and to celebrate our favorite Brit’s new film, Lionsgate Films UK released four sneak peek clips. Happy watching!

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March 19th, 2015   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

Film3Sixty has interviewed director Simon West about his latest film “Wild Card” and what it took for Jason Statham to portray his character right.

How was it reuniting with Jason Statham?

It’s great! We’re old pals and we have a short hand. It’s not like you have to be that polite anymore – you just cut to the chase – and more like friends where you don’t have to beat around the bush. You both trust each other’s skills and know what each other is good at and what you’re like. I think that’s why actors and directors often continue working together if they get on because you can just concentrate on the work.

Did Jason have to learn the tricks of the trade of gambling?

Yeah he learnt all of the games in the script off by heart and we had technical advisors from casinos in Vegas so we spent a lot of time getting all the technicalities right. Before the film, I didn’t know all the ins-and-outs of it as well from how you touch to the cards to where and how you put the chips down. We had professional gamblers as well – there was a guy who had lost millions in one night – and one in particular was telling us how he behaved in the casino; everything was vey extensively rehearsed. In Vegas they can spot what is real and what isn’t so we wanted to make it as accurate as possible

You can read the rest of the interview here.

Thanks to Angelika for the link.

March 17th, 2015   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

The Hollywood News recently spoke with “Wild Card” director Simon West about his latest film and working with Jason Statham for the third time.

THN: How did you get involved with WILD CARD?

SIMON WEST: Well it’s through Jason actually. The first film I did with him was THE MECHANIC and we got on well while we were filming that, and then he brought up this project. He bought the rights to it, I don’t know how many years before. It was a passion project for him. I read it and I thought ‘It’s a thirty years old script, it may be a bit dated’ so I actually declined it. Then we met up again on EXPENDABLES 2 and it came up again so I thought I’ll give it another go. I read it and actually, probably because in the meantime I’d done a couple of big action things, I actually really liked it the second time I read it. It was very character driven and it was intimate and it was all about the troubles of the character. Even though Jason, who can obviously fight and all that, but really its about his problems and his angst and how he can’t get out of Vegas. I’d also been to Vegas in the meantime and I’d seen this part of Vegas the grubby side which is still there. Even though they rebuild the strip part every couple of years, and its all big and shiny and swanky, two or three blocks down the road it hasn’t changed since the fifties. So all these little apartment blocks and motels and car lots are all still there and these sort of characters are still there. So I said I’d love to do it. Then we started working on the script, trying to work out whether we wanted to change stuff, write out things and such, and a few months went past playing around with it. In the end we thought ‘you know what, the script is fine as it is’, going back to how it was originally. I actually shot the original script as written thirty years ago by William Goldman. There’s no technology in it, there’s nothing in it really that dates it and, as I said, Vegas and these people still exist.

You’ve worked with Jason a number of times now, how’s he to work with?

He’s great. The more you work with someone, the better you get to know them. You get a shorthand in how you talk to each other. You don’t have to beat around the bush as much, you know each others strengths and weaknesses and have a taste of each other and what they are going to like. It just becomes very relaxed. That’s why I suppose when directors and actors do get along they end up working a lot together because it means you can just focus on the work rather than learning a new person. You do better work because all that stuff is behind you. We get on very well and have a good working relationship. I come from a more drama background and he’s come from the action background and he has a lot of skills and knowledge from that stuff as well, so he’s very involved in all the fight choreography and the action; I know how to shoot it and also worked with him a lot on the character. I started at the BBC and worked on ‘classic’ BBC dramas and worked with people like Mike Leigh and Stephen Frears, and Dickensian stuff like Bleak House. I know that side of it and he’s come up more in front of the camera, he’s sort of learned his trade in front of the camera and is now much more interested in the acting part than the action part. That’s why he loved this project because he gets to show off what he can do acting wise, there’s lots of dialogue, there’s not tons of action, but he’s still that tough guy character. It’s more of a dramatic role.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

March 11th, 2015   JStatham.com Team   No Comments  

LionsgateFilmsUK treated us to another great “Wild Card” clip of a very personal (phone call) scene between Jason Statham and Dominik García-Lorido.

“Wild Card” will be out in UK cinemas on March 20, 2015.

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