New images have been released for the likely-direct-to-DVD movie Fire with Fire. The film stars Josh Duhamel as a fireman who has to take matters into his own hands when he’s threatened by a man he’s going to testify against. So how do I know this movie is going direct-to-DVD? For starters, the movie stars Bruce Willis and lately his small-budget thrillers are going to stores instead of theaters (Setup and Catch .44). Second, it co-stars 50 Cent whose last seven movies haven’t made it into theaters (as well they shouldn’t).
But hey, maybe the movie will make it to the big screen, in which case the world can once again be reminded that 50 Cent should never be in movies. Hit the jump to check out the images. Fire with Fire also stars Rosario Dawson, Richard Schiff, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
New images have gone online for the upcoming action flicks The Expatriate and Fire with Fire. The Expatriate stars Aaron Eckhart as a former CIA agent who moves to Belgium with his estranged 15-year-old daughter (Liana Liberato) and takes a job as a security consultant at a multinational corporation. But then he discovers that his co-workers are gone, the corporation no longer exists and his assistant is actually a trained operative trying to kill him. Upside: great dental program. Olga Kurylenko co-stars as Eckhart’s former lover/CIA partner tasked with tracking him down.
As for Fire with Fire, the film stars Josh Duhamel as a fireman who has to take matters into his own hands when he’s threatened by a man he’s going to testify against. Hint: he does it with fire. The film also stars Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. It could end up in theaters, but my gut tells me this is headed straight to DVD with maybe a cursory stint on VOD. Hit the jump to check out the images. No release dates have been announced for The Expatriate or Fire with Fire.
Hey, remember that trailer we showed you in March for the awful-looking Bruce Willis/50 Cent thriller Setup? It may have looked laughably-bad to all of us, but apparently Willis and Fiddy had a fun time working together because they’re re-teaming for another indie crime flick. Variety reports that Willis and 50 Cent (I was going to simply say “actors”, but then I realized that would only be half-true) along with Josh Duhamel will star in Fire with Fire. The story “centers on a fireman in the witness protection program. When he’s threatened by the man he plans to testify against, he takes matters into his own hands to save the love of his life.” There’s no justice quite like fireman justice. Just ask Howie Long. David Barrett will direct from a script by Tom Conner.
Voltage Films will be selling the rights to the film at Cannes next week. Filming is expected to begin on June 27th with an almost-inevitable-direct-to-DVD release date to be announced at a later date.