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SET VISIT: ‘Bullet to the Head’ with Sung Kang and Director Walter Hill

SET VISIT: ‘Bullet to the Head’ with Sung Kang and Director Walter Hill

I'm a big proponent of meaningful movie titles. That's not to say that there has to be some deep-seated, thoughtful meaning behind a title, but it has to mean something, unlike a movie such as Rush Hour, whose title comes from an arbitrary line uttered in the first act. When I hear about a movie like Bullet to the Head, I know immediately what to expect: fight scenes, gunplay, general badass-ness, and the like. Bullet to the Head is not a movie guys will take their girlfriends to. Teenage girls will not wait in line for days on end to see Bullet to the Head on February 1. Bullet to the Head is a motherf*&%ing ACTION movie, and a throwback action movie at that.

The first scene we watched involved a lot of gunplay, right off the bat! Jason Momoa's Keegan walks into a room full of six armed men, calmly asking for the combination to a safe. After killing five of the men, he asks the last man to give him the combination, which he does... just before Keegan finishes him off. Shortly after this scene, we saw one of the "deceased" actors walk by, his wardrobe stained with fake blood from the squibs. For some demented reason, this brought a smile to my face. It surprised me to learn that this was Jason Momoa's first film where he had to fire a gun, and no, that's not counting the laser he brandished as Ronon Dex in Stargate: Atlantis.

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Walter Hill to Direct ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ Remake

Walter Hill has signed on to develop and direct a remake of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with The Aldrich Company.

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.

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Thomas Jane Joins Headshot

Thomas Jane has joined Headshot, in which he and Sylvester Stallone will star as a cop and a hitman (respectively) who team-up to take on a common enemy. As was announced last week, Walter Hill, whom Sylvester Stallone put up quite a fight for, will be directing this action thriller.

Headshot will film before Sylvester Stallone begins work on The Expendables 2. Shooting is set to take place in New Orleans.

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‘Headshot’ Lands Director Walter Hill

Wayne Kramer had originally been set to direct Headshot, although we reported last week that Kramer left due to creative differences. Sylvester Stallone wanted an iconic action director for Headshot, and it seems he has found one in Walter Hill (The Warriors and 48 Hours).

Headshot centers on the unique relationship formed between a cop and a hitman when they join forces to take out a common nemesis, after he kills both of their partners. Sylvester Stallone will play the hitman. Alessandro Camon wrote the screenplay for Headshot. Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will produce alongside Kevin King Templeton. Production is gearing up for a summer start.

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Sylvester Stallone Eyes Director Walter Hill for ‘Headshot’

Before shooting The Expendables 2, star Sylvester Stallone will move into the dark action comedy Headshot. This revenge tale, which follows a cop and a hitman who team up, after their respective partners are killed, to take down their common enemy, was originally set to be directed by Wayne Kramer. He has now amicably left the project due to creative differences.

At this time, Sylvester Stallone wants iconic action director Walter Hill, who is behind such classic films as The Warriors and 48 Hours, to direct Headshot. IM Global, who is backing the film, haven't discounted Walter Hill just yet, but they are also looking at several other directors to take on the job.

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