First reported this past April, Warner Bros. is moving forward with the project formerly referred to as Headshot with Walter Hill directing and Sylvester Stallone starring. Now it has been announced that Sung Kang from Fast Five has joined the project as well and that the film with be jointly produced by Dark Castle Entertainment, IM Global and After Dark Films.
Set to begin production in Louisiana this month, the film is based on the graphic novel Bullet to the Head, written by Matz and illustrated by Colin Wilson. The movie tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a New York City cop who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.
The project will re-team Stallone with producer Joel Silver, who worked with him on Demolition Man and Assassins. Silver also worked with Hill on 48 Hours, Warriors and the television series “Tales From the Crypt.”
Though the project was, initially, said to be titled Headshot, the most recent reports from the studio suggest that this was merely a working title.
Kang’s role is currently unspecified, but could potentially be that of the New York City cop. Kang is best known playing Han in the three most recent sequels to The Fast and the Furious, a character he originated with director Justin Lin in 2002’s Better Luck Tomorrow.
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