Sylvester Stallone's upcoming film, an adaptation of Matz and Colin Wilson's graphic novel Bullet To The Head, has found a home. Warner Bros. will partner with Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment, IM Global, and After Dark Films to distribute the final product. It will, however, go into theaters under a different title.
Previously referred to as Headshot, the film finds Stallone playing a cold-blooded New Orleans hitman who forms an alliance with a New York City cop to bring down the killers of their respective partners. Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared) was originally tapped to direct the action-thriller, but now Walter Hill has signed on to replace and direct. Hill hasn't made an impact in the cinema world in the past twenty years, but on the basis of his past classics (The Warriors, 48 Hrs., and The Driver), we're hopeful that Stallone will help him mount a badass comeback.
Sung Kang, of Fast Five fame, has also been cast in a supporting role. Production is set to begin in Louisiana later this month.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]