What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book?

What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book?
What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book? (Image Credit: Netflix and Screen Daily)

Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book?

Based on the dark action comedy genre, the new 2022 Netflix film Bullet Train is one of the most-watched films this year.

The film has already done business of $300 million worldwide at the box office.

The Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor, Joey King, and Brian Tyree Henry starer Bullet Train movie has no intention of stopping its blockbuster run, especially after its release on Netflix.

Netflix users are showering their love for the Bullet Train film, which has been in the top 5 most watched films on it for over a month.

One of the questions the fans have on the film is What is Bullet Train movie based on? is it a remake of any Japanese film? Or is it based on some novel? Read along to know the details.

What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book?
What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book? (Image Credit: Netflix and Filmbook)

What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book?

Directed by David Leitch, who is also famous for his films such as Deadpool 2, John Wick Franchise, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, and 300, the Bullet Train film is influenced by a Japanese novel named Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka.

The Novel was originally published in 2010 and portrays the story of 5 highly trained assassins who have been tasked to retrieve a briefcase from a train having USD 10 million.

The Novel Maria Beetle was also released in UK and US after the success in Japan with the title ‘Bullet Train‘. Hence from there, the film’s name was kept.

What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book?
What is Bullet Train movie based on? Is Bullet Train based on a book? (Image Credit: Netflix)

What is Bullet Train based on? and Why you should watch Bullet Train?

Bullet Train is a story of five assassins Brad Pitt (Lady Bug), Joey King(The Prince), Aaron Taylor and Brian Tyree Henry (The Twins-Tangerine and Lemon), Zazie Beets (The Hornet), and Bad Bunny (The Wolf).

In the film, the first five assains have been tasked to retrieve a briefcase from the train, which contains 10 million USD, and The Wolf is on the train to get revenge from The Hornet, who was responsible for killing his wife.

As the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train is travelling from Tokyo to Morioka, the assassins have to retrieve the briefcase; now, how the situation evolves and how it becomes a comedy action thriller is one of the best aspects of the film.

The performance from Brad Pitt (Lady Bug), Joey King(The Prince), Aaron Taylor and Brian Tyree Henry (The Twins) is one of the reasons to watch this blockbuster.

Brad Pitt, aka Ladybug’s character, is a hitman with bad luck; in whatever mission he goes for snatch and grab, it ends up with the death of some people, and the same happens in Bullet Train as well, plus the altercation between Lady Bug and Lemon and Tangerine is one of the positive aspects of the whole film.

If you haven’t watched the film yet, we recommend you stream it on Netflix.