Jason Statham is a force of nature. Whether he's behind the wheel of a car, running flat-out down a city street or having sex with Amy Smart on a mailbox, the man can do anything and look good doing it. And after watching him punch, kick and drive through three Transporter movies, two Cranks and one unfortunate Uwe Boll film, we've started to mentally insert him into other gritty, high-octane movies of the past, usually in the place of other, less-intense actors. He was great in the reinvented Death Race, so why not let him Statham up some other action classics? Here are ten we'd like to see.
1. Speed Speed was one of the biggest action films of its day, with its tale of a city bus that can't go below 50 miles an hour or it'll explode. And yet Keanu Reeves turned in yet another wooden performance as the LAPD officer who goes for a ride-along. Put Statham in that role -- okay, so he'd have to be some sort of Interpol agent, tracking an IRA bomber -- and bam! Your movie has just been Stathamized. Add a scene where Statham runs so fast that he passes the bus, and you've got a blockbuster that may make people forget about Speed 2. (Whoops, we already did that.)
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