Bullet to the Head Delayed Because of Sylvester Stallone?
03.05.12 by Ryan
Last week, Warner Bros. moved the Sylvester Stallone action flick Bullet to the Head from its April 13th release date and placed it back on the shelf. No replacement date for the movie was given. With no reason mentioned for the delay, there was (perhaps) a false impression that something had gone wrong with the movie based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb dans la Tête (or Bullet to the Head). Now it looks like we finally have an explanation.
Twitch reports that the studio pulled Bullet to the Head so that Stallone could personally oversee a new, and possibly final, edit of the movie. Twitch's sources also claim that the movie could end up in theaters as early as this November.
Stallone did not direct Bullet to the Head. That job was filled by Walter Hill (48 Hours, Warriors), but, should the report be true, Stallone clearly is invested in the movie as the movie's lead, a New Orleans hitman who teams with a New York cop (Fast Five's Sung Kang) to get revenge on the men who killed their respective partners. In August, Twitch reported that Stallone also worked on the script, either with a rewrite of the original from Alessandro Camon (The Messenger) or an entirely new draft.
Whenever Bullet to the Head does reach theaters, it will likely follow the action star's August 17th sequel The Expendables 2.
Bullet to the Head co-stars Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Holt McCallany (The Losers), Christian Slater (Heathers), and Sarah Shahi (I Don't Know How She Does It).