Bruce Willis to Star in Prison Escape Drama THE TOMB for Director Antoine Fuqua and Summit Entertainment

     May 27, 2010


Bruce Willis is in talks to star in Summit Entertainment’s prison escape drama The Tomb, with Antoine Fuqua (Shooter, Training Day) in talks to direct.  According to Deadline:

Willis would play Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security.  After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He’s framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

The script was written by Miles Chapman and rewritten by Jason Keller. Robbie Brenner and Mark Canton are producing.  More after the jump:

Apparently Summit wants to fast track the film, but with Willis starring in Kane & Lynch later this year and a few other projects always on his horizon, who knows where this falls on his calender.

What I do know is I love prison movies, with The Shawshank Redemption being one of my favorite films of all time.  While I’m sure The Tomb will be nowhere close to the level of Shawshank, the way the synopsis reads, I could see Willis pulling off this role with ease.  What do you all think?

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