With The Expendables 2 out today, it’s a good time to release trailers for the stars’ upcoming movie. We’ve just had one for Arnie’s The Last Stand and now we’ve got Sylvester Stallone Bullet To The Head. Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a New York City cop (Sung Kang) who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. Walter Hill directs, suggesting this may be one to look out for.
Walter Hill (48 Hrs, The Warriors) has signed on to develop and direct a remake of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with The Aldrich Company, according to Deadline.
The original classic starred Bette Davis as Jane Hudson, a former child star who lives an isolated life with her sister, Blanche (Joan Crawford), after a tragic accident ended Blache’s glittering movie career and left her crippled. The film is almost as famous for the fact it paired up renowned enemies Crawford and Davis as it is for the movie itself.
Hill commented on the remake, “The two equal leads demand great performers, that is a given. The intensity of the Gothic storyline makes a reconfiguration of the drama still a potentially searing experience. The idea is to make a modern film without modernizing the period. It needs to resonate the golden age of Hollywood.”
Walter Hill will write the screenplay and direct. The original director, Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen), retained the rights, which are now controlled by The Aldrich Company, run by his daughter Adell Aldrich.
It isn’t known when it might shooot.
The first image of Sylvester Stallone in Bullet To The Head has been released and certainly wants to prove that despite recently reaching pensionable age, the actor shows no signs of slowing down or shying away from full-on action. However we would like to point out that fighting with axes is just a bad idea.
In the film he’s teamed with a young NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.
And while we’re feeling the Stallone vibe, take a look at a new official poster for The Expendables 2 below, which is due out in August.
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