9 items from 2015
Back towards the end of the summer of 2013, you may remember Bruce Willis saying that he was bored with starring in action movies again. It's happened before for the actor, and we though this might mean some more thoughtful, substantial performances from the actor. Instead, he's just churning out more of the same action thrillers we've seen time and time again, and now he's just signed on for two more. Deadline reports Willis is set to star in Extraction where he plays a former CIA operative, and a press release reveals the Die Hard franchise star will also lead Wake, from John Pogue, the director of The Quiet Ones. With Extraction, Willis no longer works for the CIA, and he just hasn't been the same since his wife was murdered (we've all been there, right?). Meanwhile, his son is set to follow in his footsteps as a young CIA operative, »
- Ethan Anderton
Where's Liam Neeson when you need him? Bruce Willis has joined the upcoming thriller "Extraction," but this time around, he's the one who needs saving. Willis will play a retired Secret Service man who's hard at work developing a secret weapon with his CIA operative son when he's kidnapped by terrorists - Willis, that is. When the government won't step in to help, his son goes rogue to rescues his pops himself.
"Extraction," which will begin filming in February, will be directed by Steven C. Miller, who recently directed the Santa-centric horror flick "Silent Night" in 2012. The real question is just how much screen time Willis will have in the film.
Willis already has a few more projects lined up, like John Pogue's "Wake" and an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Bandits." No matter what Sylvester Stallone has to stay about Bruce's work ethic, you can't deny the guy stays busy! »
- Jenni Miller
In a pre-Berlin Film Festival deal, Bruce Willis has joined the thriller “Extraction,” set to start shooting next month in Alabama.
Highland Film Group will launch international sales in Berlin. Producers are Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla along with Adam Goldworm through Aperture. Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla are co-producers.
Stephen C. Miller is directing from a script by Umair Aleem. Willis plays a former CIA operative working with his son on the development of a lethal weapon when his father is kidnapped by a terrorist group.
Efo, Ingenious and Odyssey Releasing Media are funding the film, which will be released in the U.S. by Lionsgate/Grindstone.
Willis was also attached last week to another action movie for sale in Berlin: “Wake,” with John Pogue directing from a script by Chris Borrelli. Producers are Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles. »
- Dave McNary
The shoot will get going in Cleveland, and Willis is taking on the role of Red Forrester, described as a "sociopath with no fear". He returns to his remote island home for his brother's wake, and finds the place under siege. Bottom line? He has to save the family that sent him away in the first place.
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Bruce Willis (Die Hard film franchise) will star in John Pogue's (The Quiet Ones) action thriller Wake, produced by Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call) of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust (A Walk Among the Tombstones, Begin Again), David Alpert (upcoming American Ultra, AMC's The Walking Dead) and Chris Cowles (The Numbers Station, Autobahn). The screenplay is written by Christopher Borrelli (upcoming The Vatican Tapes) with revisions made by Pogue. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust's (Ift) co-founder Michael Benaroya and Ift's President Christian de Gallegos who will handle international rights to the film.
CAA is representing the domestic sales rights. Set to start shooting in Cleveland on February 16, Wake tells the story of Red Forrester (Willis), a sociopath with no fear, who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother's wake. When the island comes under siege, Red must save the very family »
International Film Trust will introduce the project next month to international buyers at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is representing U.S. rights.
Willis will portray a sociopath who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago.
Willis is repped by CAA. Pogue is repped by Circle of Confusion and Verve. »
- Dave McNary
International Film Trust is selling international rights to the film in Berlin, while CAA is handling domestic rights.
Set to start shooting in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 16, “Wake” tells the story of Red Forrester (Willis), a sociopath with no fear who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, Red must save the very family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago.
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- Linda Ge
Wake is scheduled to commence production in Cleveland on February 16 and tells of a sociopathic exile who must defend his family after he returns to his childhood home on a remote island to pay respects to his late brother.
Chris Borrelli wrote the screenplay with revisions by Pogue.
“With a history of writing suspenseful and tension driven films, John Pogue is an imposing director to watch and we are really excited to be working on Wake with him and Bruce – who, himself, is a force to be reckoned with,” said Benaroya.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Willis plays Red Forrester, a fearless sociopath who returns to his remote island childhood home for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the very family that banished him years ago.
Source: Ift »
- Garth Franklin
9 items from 2015
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