Jason Statham is reportedly being lined up for the lead role in espionage thriller 'Echelon' after Eric Bana dropped out.
Jason Statham is being lined up to star in 'Echelon'.
The British actor is set to play SAS soldier Nick Stone who attempts to foil a gang of terrorists from trying to gain access to the world's largest computer intelligence database in the movie based on the novel 'Firewall' by Andy McNab.
Eric Bana was previously attached to the project which will be helmed by first time director Simon Crane.
The movie is being tipped as a franchise as it is based on the third book in a 13-part series.
He will next star in 'The Killer Elite' and 'Safe' and is expected to start filming 'The Expendables 2' with Sylvester Stallone in the near future.
He is also thought to be taking on roles in 'Potsdamer Platz' and 'Pretty, Baby, Machine' in 2012.