Little is known about Jason Statham’s upcoming crime-thriller Wild Card (previously known as “Heat”), a remake of the 1986 Heat, starring Burt Reynolds. Directed by Simon West, Jason Statham stars as Nick Wild, a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends. Other cast includes Sofía Vergara, Stanley Tucci, and Milo Ventimiglia.
Jason Statham is also one of the producers of “Wild Card” together with his manager and business partner Steve Chasman. The film was shot on location in New Orleans/Louisiana, Nevada, and Corsica/France in April/May/June 2013, and re-shoots took place in Nevada in February 2014.
During the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, we were told by an attendee that a pre-screening of the film occurred but we never received any more information about it. As of now, we assume that they are still looking for a US distributor since no official release date has been announced yet. However, several unconfirmed “Wild Card” release dates in other countries have surfaced on IMDb.
- Italy – November 13, 2014
- Latvia – November 21, 2014
- Belgium – November 26, 2014
- Estonia – November 28, 2014
- Azerbaijan – December 4, 2014
- Romania – December 26, 2014
- Netherlands – January 22, 2015
- Germany – February 12, 2015
A “promotional poster” of the film on Wikipedia was also brought to our attention (thanks Nicolas), but as always, we don’t consider it official until it is confirmed by a reliable source.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated the moment we have some actual trustworthy information.