This Friday’s release of the revenge-driven thriller Bullet to the Head marks the big-screen return of director Walter Hill after a decade-long absence. The man behind films like The Warriors, 48 Hours and Last Man Standing, Hill also provided the screenplay for Sam Peckinpah’s The Getaway and was one of several writers on James Cameron’s Aliens.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Jon Seda, Weronika Rosati and Jason Momoa, Bullet to the Head is based on a French graphic novel and follows Crescent City hitman Jimmy “Bobo” Bonomo who, after a double-cross, loses his partner and is forced to work alongside DC cop Taylor Kwon (Kang) who, himself, is on a path towards revenge.
We sat down to speak with Hill, Kang and leading lady Sarah Shahi, who plays Bobo’s estranged daughter, Lisa. In the below video interviews, the trio discuss working alongside Stallone and the process it took to bring Hill’s bringing a gritty, irony-free thriller to the big screen.
Bullet to the Head will offer special Thursday night screenings at 10pm on January 31 before hitting theaters everywhere February 1.