Sylvester Stallone can be seen in The Expendables 2 starting this weekend, but Stallone fans would have already received a spring fix had Warner Bros. not decided to delay the action flick Bullet to the Head from its April 13th release date. Now we may have an idea why it was pushed back to 2013 with the arrival of the movie's first trailer.
Based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb dans la Tête (or Bullet to the Head), the movie stars Stallone as 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. While the plotline sounds appropriate enough for a Stallone flick, particularly one of his earlier works, that could be the problem. The trailer appears to be in sync with one of Stallone's previous works — which may not be a problem for those devoted to Stallone's (ahem) body of work — only Bullet to the Head seems less First Blood and more Tango & Cash (which may not be a problem depending on your feelings about the latter). watch the trailer >> Posted 08.19.12 by Ryan
Just as it seemed that Sylvester Stallone was taking control of his upcoming action flick Bullet to the Head, Warner Bros. has interjected to set the record straight.
After the studio delayed Bullet to the Head from its April 13th release date to an unspecified date to be determined, Stallone reportedly decided to personally oversee an edit of the movie, presumably while director Walter Hill (48 Hours) was out doing something else. Turns out Stallone is not take over, as IGN received a statement from the studio that revealed Hill is currently editing the movie. read the studio's statement >> Posted 03.06.12 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. stallone wants a cut >> Posted 03.05.12 by Ryan
Sylvester Stallone is currently shooting the upcoming sequel The Expendables 2, but this summer Stallone was hard at work on his next movie, the action flick Bullet to the Head.
The movie stars Stallone as a New Orleans hitman who partners with a New York cop (Fast Five's Sung Kang) to bring down the men who killed their respective partners. Entertainment Tonight visited the set and talked to Stallone, who describes the fights scenes that director Walter Hill (48 Hours, Warriors) has developed for Stallone and his main adversary, Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian), whom Stallone says has a physical advantage over him. "I don't think I've ever seen a guy move like this," admitted Stallone, who also discusses his neck injury from the first Expendables movie. watch the video >> Posted 11.07.11 by Ryan
Melissa McCarthy is going from the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids to the Apatow-directed, untitled spin-off of 2007's Knocked Up, THR reports.
The movie, at one point called This is Forty, won't follow the characters played by Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen but will instead focus on Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, who played Heigl's sister and brother-in-law in the 2007 comedy. McCarthy has been cast as the mother of another new cast member, Super 8's fireworks-obsessed Ryan Lee, who attends school with Rudd and Mann's children, played by Mann and Apatow's real-life children Iris and Maude Apatow. The two Apatow kids are likely working on this movie as well, though their names were not included in the report.
Production on the spin-off has already begun, with Apatow (Judd) using his Twitter account to release a photo from the set that showed Rudd on his cell phone. No sign of cast members Albert Brooks, who plays Rudd's dad, or Megan Fox, whose role is unknown. The untitled comedy opens June 1, 2012, giving Apatow plenty of time to figure out the title. stallone getting some company >> Posted 07.09.11 by Ryan
Several projects are lining up new cast members, including The Dictator, the latest comedy from actor Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles, who previously collaborated on Borat and Bruno.
THR reports that Megan Fox and John C. Reilly are making cameos in the movie, though what roles they will be playing are being kept secret.
The Dictator stars Cohen in dual roles as, clearly, a dictator, one that is deposed and ends up in the U.S., and also the goat herder who replaces him. The first official photo showed Cohen in his Dictator outfit, while new set photos see Cohen cheat during a Olympic-style running event by pulling out a gun, and another sees Cohen possibly as the goat herder character running down a New York street with a plate of food.
The Dictator is reportedly based on the novel Zabibah and the King, written by the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and opens on May 11, 2012. Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas co-star. Momoa gets a Headshot, a new romeo is found >> Posted 06.22.11 by Ryan
Forest Whitaker, Ray Winstone, and Gong Li have joined Mickey Rourke in the cast of the mob movie St. Vincent.
St. Vincent stars Rourke as hitman Vincent Novena, who goes deep undercover portraying a priest in order to get close enough to kill his target. He soon discovers that playing the part of a good man is more dangerous than being a mob killer ever was. No good deed goes unpunished. The more Vincent opens up, the more vulnerable he becomes.
Director Walter Hill last teamed up with Rourke in 1986 to make Johnny Handsome, and also made such classics as 48 Hrs and The Warriors. Most recently, Hill directed the small-screen Western Broken Trail. Posted 12.30.09 by reelz
Cinema Blend recently spoke with director Tony Scott and got some details about his remake of the 1979 movie The Warriors, which deals with gang violence on the streets of Coney Island, New York. Scott's adaptation, due sometime in 2010, transports the action to the streets of Los Angeles:
L.A. is now the city of the future. If it's the Warriors, it's sunset and it's quiet. I've got a whole different feel. I'm letting it breathe in a different way.
He then went into detail about the movie's opening, explicitly mentioning gang leader Cyrus, the protagonist:
Then on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which is Long Beach, you have a thousandgang members up there, then Cyrus goes "bang." It's almost like 9/11, bodies coming off, it just goes ballistic. Then these guys have got to get from the Vincent Thomas back to Venice, through all these different gang territories. And it becomes anarchy. The gangs are meeting, they're meeting for a truce. Just like they were in the original. But once that truce is broken, they go back to their turf. And our guys, the Warriors, they've got to get back to their turf, back to Venice.
Sounds very Michael Bay-ish. Here's the trailer for the 1979 movie, which was directed by Walter Hill and based on the book of same name by Sol Yurick: Posted 06.11.09 by reelz