A New Action Flick from ... Walter Hill! Yes!

A New Action Flick from ... Walter Hill! Yes!

Aug 24, 2011

Mention the name Walter Hill to a film freak of a certain age and you'll almost certainly be regaled with wild-eyed tales of manly, sweaty, frequently insane action flicks. The man hasn't done a feature since 2002's Undisputed, but he did direct some sections of great TV westerns like Broken Trail and Deadwood. So anyway, here's a very brief history lesson on Walter Hill: he wrote, directed, and/or produced films like The Getaway, Hard Times, The Driver, Alien, The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hours, Brewster's Millions, Streets of Fire, Extreme Prejudice, Red Heat, Aliens, Johnny Handsome, Trespass, Geronimo, Wild Bill, and Last Man Standing. That's a lot of testosterone.

So here's the good news: Variety reports that Mr. Hill's Bullet to the Head will open next April, courtesy of Warner Bros. The tale of cops and killers and hitmen (oh my) will star Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, and the excellent Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The story comes from the graphic novel of Alexis Nolent, and the adaptation was contributed by Alessandro Camon, whom you ought to remember from Oren Moverman's The Messenger

That's all fine and dandy, but frankly, I'd watch a film called Let's All Go Food Shopping if Walter Hill directed it.

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