Elliott Lester (Love is the Drug) is directing, while the screenplay is being written by Nathan Parker, who also wrote the screenplay for this summer's science-fiction favorite, Moon.
As Elisabeth Rappe wrote in May about other Statham casting news, "To borrow a phrase from Katherine Hepburn, he's like a baked potato, and you know exactly what you're going to get with him. I like knowing he has a full pre-production slate of guns, deadly squints, and ripped-abs. Movies like that are what weekends were invented for."
Is it possible that with Blitz we'll get all that and even more, with help from solid source material and an up-and-coming screenplay writer?