16 June – A film trailer starring Jason Statham has been banned from television after the Advertising Standards Agency in America received complaints from its TV viewers, reports Daily Mail UK website.
An advertisement Statham's latest movie; "The Mechanic", was found to be offensive due to 'a stream of violent imagery', specified the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).
The 20-second promo included gory scenes of an exploding head and a man being impaled through his leg by Statham.
The advert was screened during a break in an episode of "Glee", which some critics thought was inappropriate given the age of some of the show's viewers.
The action thriller, directed by Simon West, is a remake of Michael Winner's 1972 film of the same name, which starred Charles Bronson in the Statham role.
"The Mechanic" stars Statham as a professional assassin who covers up his 'hits' to make them look like accidents or suicides.
Statham whose latest action film "Blitz", is based on the novel of the same name by Ken Bruen follows Detective Sergeant Brant (Jason Statham) who is in hot water for assaulting a police psychologist and then has to deal with a serial killer who terrorizes London.
Cinema Online's "Blitz" guests recently got the opportunity to catch the movie at Cathay Cineplex at e@Curve. After the screening, we asked the viewers what were their thoughts on the movie and how many stars would they rate it out of 5.
"Blitz" is now showing at cinemas in Malaysia!