Open Road Films has slated the action remake The Killer Elite for a September 23 release date. We reported last month that Open Road Films has acquired the project for distribution.

Jason Statham stars in The Killer Elite as Danny, a former covert agent who is lured out of retirement to save the life of his mentor, played by Robert De Niro. Clive Owen portrays the villainous leader of a group called "The Feather Men," who Danny's team must infiltrate.

Gary McKendry directed The Killer Elite from a screenplay he co-wrote with Matt Sherring. The movie is based on The Feather Men, a non-fiction book written by Ranulph Fiennes.

The story is set all over the globe in locales such as Paris, Wales, London, Dubai, and Oman. The Killer Elite is produced by Michael Boughen, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Steve Chasman, and Tony Winley.