First Image from Jason Statham’s The Killer Elite

USA Today has your first look at Jason Statham and Robert De Niro from their new action/thriller “The Killer Elite”, based on the novel “The Feather Men” by Ranulph Fiennes.

So what’s it all about?

As for the plot, Statham doesn’t want to reveal much: “It involves a Saudi prince whose sons were assassinated in the Oman war and who is looking for revenge.” That means he and his team must take down the three killers responsible as well as their protector (Clive Owen) before De Niro can be saved.

The intense face-offs happen around the world, but most of the filming was done in Australia for practical reasons. “That is where the financiers are from,” the actor explains. “But these days you don’t have to actually be there to make it feel like Paris.”

Also starring Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Bowler, Michael Dorman, and Ben Mendelsohn. Gary McKendry makes his feature film debut on the movie, which is scheduled to open September 23, 2011.