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Based on the popular manga "Maria Beetle" by Kotaro Isaka, the plot of Bullet Train is the kind of thing that action dreams are made of. The movie follows five assassins who find themselves on a Japanese bullet train, who slowly come to realize that their individual assignments are all interconnected.
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Of course, this realization comes amid a hail of bullets and other assorted action set pieces which, considering they have emerged from the mind of the director behind John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and Nobody, are surely guaranteed to light up the silver screen like never before.
The sonic boom problem was much more complex than the pantograph noise. Whenever a train sped into a tunnel, it generated atmospheric pressure waves that reached the tunnel exit at the speed of sound. Like a piston in a cylinder, the train was forcing the fluid air out of the other end of the tunnel. The air exited in low-frequency waves (under 20Hz) that produced a large boom and aerodynamic vibrations.
This problem was particularly troublesome because it was tied to both the geometry of the tunnel and the speed of the train. The micro pressure of the wave was in proportion to the ratio of the cross-section of the trainset to that of the tunnel. Moreover, every unit increase in speed was producing an increase in pressure to the power of three.
The design team would have to find a way to redesign the shape of the train to go faster without creating the boom. The key was in preventing the pressure wave buildup by reducing the cross-sectional area of the train and redesigning its nose.
Informed by these parameters, the design team set about to test various nose shapes in a to-scale model tunnel and measure the pressure waves generated. They shot bullets of various shapes into a pipe, from the more traditional bullet nose to a shape modeled after the kingfisher. Further tests compared model solids dropped into water in order to record the splash. Concurrently these same shapes were run in simulations on a space research supercomputer. A train nose very similar to the kingfisher was then selected.
The new Shinkansen 500 had 30 percent less air resistance than its predecessor. Energy consumption was reduced proportionally. A measured actual train run (maximum 270 km/hr) showed a 13 percent reduction in the power that had been needed by the predecessor 300 series.
On March 22, 1997, JR-West put the 500-Series Shinkansen electric train into commercial service. The train was able to run at 300km/h at its maximum, a world speed record at the time, and meet the stringent noise standard. Traveling time between Shin-Osaka and Hakata had, as the company had challenged, been shortened, from 2 hours and 32 minutes taken by the conventional 300-Series "Nozomi" train to 2 hours and 17 minutes.
The highly-anticipated Bullet Train is a new movie by David Leitch that features a star-studded ensemble. The film is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kōtarō Isaka and focuses on a trained killer known as Ladybug. His mission is to retrieve a mysterious briefcase that is onboard a bullet train leaving Tokyo. However, he is subsequently held up when he discovers several other assassins on board who have suspiciously similar objectives. They all soon realize that their very presence on the train is no coincidence and each of them begins to wonder who might actually be pulling the strings. As the train gets closer to its destination, it becomes anyone's game as they must all use their killer instincts to survive and make it to the final stop.
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt is leading an all-star crew starring as Ladybug, a highly-experienced assassin who wants to finally retire, but not before he is pulled back in for another job. His objective takes him onboard a train that seems to have a number of other dangerous passengers.
Joey King stars as The Prince, one of the killers aboard the train. She is a British assassin who deceptively poses as a schoolgirl. King has been acting from a very young age and has appeared in movies such as Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Dark Knight Rises, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Kissing Booth, and more recently the action-fantasy drama The Princess, starring alongside Dominic Cooper and Olga Kurylenko.
The Wolf is another dangerous hitman on board the bullet train who has a personal ongoing feud with Ladybug. He is portrayed by the Latin megastar Bad Bunny. He is a Puerto Rican rapper and singer, who has been gradually building a collection of acting credits. After exercising his comedy chops in Saturday Night Live, he has gone on to star in the crime-drama series Narcos: Mexico and more recently in Fast & Furious 9 in a supporting role. It has also been announced that he will be joining the SSU in El Muerto as the lead character, who is a wrestler with superhuman strength.
It was quite a long train ride to reach that mark after opening with $30 million the first weekend in August, remaining in first place a second weekend and then staying in the top three for six weeks. Part of that was due to the lack of strong releases in mid-to-late August and early September, but certainly, it had as much to do with Pitt, who has proven time and time that he has lasting star power.
Key to this proof-of-concept and initial operations are passing tracks for trains operating interim service. In addition, track elements necessary for ultimate expanded dual track operation would be constructed, thus minimizing future service interruptions and costs. This will allow the Authority to phase track implementation throughout the Central Valley in a way that meets cash flow and funding availability.
The takeaway is that 220-mph HSR trains should be running from Los Angeles to San Francisco as early as 2033, with intermediate services starting sooner in phases as more and more sections are completed. The first bullet trains will start running on the Central Valley spine, with direct low-speed rail connections to Sacramento and the Bay Area, in 2029. Of course, those dates could be pushed back when the political winds swing again and anti-rail Republicans return to sabotaging it and related rail projects, as they did overtly in 2017.
High-speed rail offers the highest levels of commuter comfort and safety, combined with lowest environmental impact for long distance inter-city journeys. At the heart of this superior passenger experience are the high-strength, ultra-long steel rails that make high-speed train travel possible.
Advanced manufacturing has also increased the length of individual rail sections, allowing for faster journeys that are smoother and quieter, for passengers as well as the environments through which the trains travel.
Production is currently underway on the next big action movie from John Wick and Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch. The movie is called Bullet Train, and it features the simple yet promising premise of a group of deadly assassins who all end up on the same train. Since Murder on the Orient Express was already taken, we get the punny title referencing both a high speed train and the ammunition that will undoubtedly be splattering blood on that very train. In fact, you can see some of that blood being spilled in one of several Bullet Train first look photos revealed by David Leitch himself.
One photo reveals that a briefcase has been blasted open, money has flown around the set, and bodies have been dropped. The other shows an unknown figure in a very cozy coat, but he's probably not super comfortable since he's been strapped to one of the passenger seats on the train.
Without any plot details beyond the basic premise, we're left to wonder exactly why this train has become such lethal transportation. But with David Leitch at the helm, we can't wait to see the kind of action he brings to the big screen. Bullet Train doesn't have a release date yet, but as soon as Sony Pictures announces one, we'll let you know.
The trailer starts with Maria assigning Ladybug to retrieve a briefcase on board a high-speed train in Japan. But, the plan goes south after a group of assassins learns of his presence on the train and tries to stop him from taking the case.
Based on the best-selling book by Japanese author Kōtarō Isaka, Bullet Train follows five assassins that find themselves on a train from Tokyo to Morioka. Alongside Bullock and Pitt, the star-studded cast includes rapper Bad Bunny, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Zazie Beetz (Joker) and Joey King (Kissing Booth).
The movie revolves around a veteran assassin who takes up a new assignment and boards a bullet train to Kyoto, where he finds several other assassins with interconnected and conflicting objectives. The official synopsis of the film, according to Sony Pictures, reads: 041b061a72