3 New Clips from BULLET TO THE HEAD Pit Sylvester Stallone Against Jason Momoa, Plus Fifteen Minutes of B-Roll Footage

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If you need a little encouragement to go see Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head this weekend, we’ve got three new clips that will give you a shot in the arm.  Bullet to the Head stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a hitman out to avenge his dead partner, Sung Kang as Washington, D.C. detective Taylor Kwon and Jason Momoa as Keegan, their common enemy.

For more on Bullet to the Head, be sure to read up on Steve’s set visit, two interviews with Walter Hill, plus more on-set interviews with Jason Momoa, Sarah Shahi and Sung Kang.  Bullet to the Head is in theaters now.  Hit the jump to watch the clips plus an additional fifteen minutes of B-roll footage.

Director Walter Hill Talks BULLET TO THE HEAD

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There is no writer who’s left as indelible a mark on screenwriting than the great Walter Hill. The Driver, The Getaway, Streets of Fire – all master-classes in the lean, efficient minimalist style that has become de rigueur for industry screenwriting. This alone would make a career — but Hill also doubles as a great filmmaker, his range extending from the cult (The Warriors) to the blockbuster (48 Hours). The man quite simply is one of the best and his absence from the big screen (2002’s Undisputed: his last credit) is a damn shame.

Today, Hill returns to the cineplex with the Sylvester Stallone hit-man-avenging-his-dead-partner-after-a-deal-gone-bad actioner Bullet To The Head (a film he most unfortunately didn’t write as well). Regardless — it’s great to see Walter Hill back on the marquee. In the following interview with Hill, he discusses directing another’s script, his mark on screenwriting, and the thematic undercurrent of his work. For the full interview, hit the jump.

TOP 5: J.J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, BULLET TO THE HEAD Set Visit, WARM BODIES, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, Sundance 2013

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Even though we’re nearly three months removed from Halloween, I want to use this week’s opening paragraph to throw some support behind director Michael Stephenson‘s touching documentary, The American Scream. I recently caught the film via Netflix where it’s available to “Watch Instantly” and I was impressed to say the least. Stephenson’s previous entry, the indelible Best Worst Movie, quickly became one of my all-time favorite docs for the unexpected emotional punch it packed in following the lives of those impacted by Troll 2. Scream delivered on a similar level with its themes of family, community, and the pursuit of one’s passion (in this case, home haunting). If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend either checking it out on Netflix or picking up a copy for yourself from the film’s website.

All recommendations aside, much to the surprise of no one, this week’s Top 5 is headlined by the announcement that J.J. Abrams will direct/produce Star Wars: Episode VII with accompaniment by our Bullet to the Head set visit, Warm Bodies video interviews with Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and more, a G.I. Joe: Retaliation set visit preview and interviews with director Jon M. Chu and more, and all of our coverage out of Sundance 2013 to date. A brief recap and link to each is hidden in plain view after the jump.

Collider Goes to the Set of Walter Hill’s BULLET TO THE HEAD Starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa is dressed in a sharp black suit with his hair slicked back.  With his size and stature, he’s clearly someone you don’t want to fuck with.  He’s walking towards the back of a local Crescent City (New Orleans) bar, and after walking down a short, narrow hallway, he gets to an open door.  As he turns to enter the room, he quickly glances around to take in the surroundings.  Sitting at a table in a small room are four men playing cards, with another reading the local paper.  The man reading the paper appears to be the one in charge.  As Momoa moves closer to the table, he says to the man reading the paper, “Open the safe.”  The man responds, “What did you say?” Momoa responds, “Open the safe.”  Surprised by Momoa’s statement, the man says, “Who the fuck do you think you are?” Then, almost a millisecond later, Momoa responds, but not with words but with bullets.  Boom. Boom. Boom.  And just like that, Momoa has shot three of the people in the head.  “I said open the safe.”  A moment later, Boom! He’s shot the final card player at the table in the head.  “Please, open the safe.”  Clearly taken aback by the brutal killings, the final man left alive stands up, and leads Momoa towards the safe, opens it and takes a step back.  As Momoa reaches in to grab a thin tan file, we hear “Boom!” He’s shot the boss in the head.

Let me back up a second.  It’s August 23, 2011, and I just left New Orleans. I’m sitting on a plane flying back to Los Angeles because I spent yesterday on the set of director Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head.  For more on the visit, hit the jump.

Director Walter Hill Talks About Finally Working With Sylvester Stallone, Film vs. Digital, and Adapting the Graphic Novel on the Set of BULLET TO THE HEAD

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If you’re a movie fan, the name Walter Hill is synonymous with action classics like 48 Hours, The Warriors, Red Heat, Streets of Fire, and The Driver.  Growing up, I must have watched a few of these over a dozen times, and if you had told my teenage self that one day I’d get to watch Hill direct up close, I’d never have believed you.  But last year, when his new film Bullet to the Head was shooting in New Orleans, I got to visit the set along with a few other online reporters, and we saw up close the way the director likes to work.  During a break in filming, we got to speak to him and he talked about collaborating with Sylvester Stallone, what drew him to this film, film versus digital, how things changed on set, how much they used the graphic novel as a template, and so much more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

20 New High-Resolution Images from BULLET TO THE HEAD Starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa

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Warner Bros. has released a batch of high-resolution images from director Walter Hill’s upcoming action-thriller Bullet to the Head.  The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners.  These images show off plenty of Stallone toughness, as well as looks at supporting players Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sarah Shahi, Jon Seda, and of course Jason Momoa.

Hit the jump to check out 20 high-resolution images from the film, and click here to see 14 more images.  Bullet to the Head opens on February 1st.

14 New Images from Sylvester Stallone’s BULLET TO THE HEAD Feature a Bloody Christian Slater

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Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head has already released a few trailers for the film, but a slew of new images have just been made available online. The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners. The new images feature plenty of shots of Stallone and Kang, along with a bloodied-up Christian Slater. Also starring Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeJason Momoa and Sarah Shahi,  Bullet to the Head is set to debut in theaters on February 1, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the new images.

BULLET TO THE HEAD International Trailer Features More One-Liners and Motorhead

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It’s been over a month since the first trailer for writer/director Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head dropped.  Now we have a new look at Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang and Jason Momoa in this new international trailer.  The tone is the same, but there are some new one-liners delivered by Stallone, accompanied by a more contemporary (and fitting) track by Motorhead.  The international trailer is paced a bit better, but if you liked what you saw in the first cut then you’ll be pleased with the follow up.  Bullet to the Head, also starring Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, opens February 1st, 2013.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

Walter Hill to Direct WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? Remake

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Walter Hill has signed on to write and direct a remake of the 1962 drama Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?.  Directed by Robert Aldrich, the original centered on two sisters and former actresses (played by Bette Davis and Joan Crawford) who live in isolation in a Hollywood mansion.  Their divergent career arcs led to a terribly unhealthy relationship.  According to Variety, the Aldrich Co. will be a partner on the production.

Hill is making a comeback after the decade that has passed since his last feature, 2002′s Undisputed.  His next movie, the Sylvester Stallone actioner Bullet to the Head, opens on February 1, 2013.  Hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis for the 1962 Baby Jane.

BULLET TO THE HEAD Starring Sylvester Stallone Set for February 1, 2013 Release

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Once upon a time Bullet to the Head, led by Sylvester Stallone, was supposed to hit theaters last month.  Then Warner Bros. pulled it off the schedule amid rumors of trouble in the editing room.  But director Walter Hill promised, “I’m currently finishing up and locking reels on the movie—as to the content and style of the film, Sly and I are in perfect sync.”  The studio has now followed up on that promise with an official release date.  Per Box Office Mojo, Bullet to the Head will bow on February 1, 2013, where it faces the zombie romance Warm Bodies (another movie once intended for 2012).

Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to “bring down the killers of their respective partners.”  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa, and Sarah Shahi also star in the adaptation of the graphic novel Bullet to the HeadClick here for more recently announced release dates.

Update on BULLET TO THE HEAD: Sylvester Stallone and Director Walter Hill “In Perfect Sync” On Edits

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We recently brought you word that Warner Bros. had erased Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head from their release schedule so that Sly could oversee the presumed final cut of the film. It turns out that the reports were unfounded, as a studio response today has put to rest any rumors of apparent unease within the project. The press release includes a statement from director Walter Hill (The Warriors) himself, assuring fans that the film is running smoothly and he and Stallone are on the same page. He also reports that they’re finishing up shoots on Bullet to the Head, a story that follows a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and an NYPD detective (Sung Kang) who team up to track down the men who killed their respective partners. That should come as good news to Hill and Stallone fans, as Bullet to the Head sounds like it should be a good old fashion action movie (axe fights!) with two of the genre’s greatest veterans. Hit the jump to see the press release.

Sylvester Stallone to Oversee Final Cut of BULLET TO THE HEAD for Possible November Release

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Sylvester Stallone is single-handedly trying to resurrect good old fashioned kick-ass action movies. He literally pushed himself to the breaking point on The Expendables and reprised his most famous roles in the films Rocky Balboa and Rambo. Now, Stallone is venturing into new territory with the graphic novel adaptation, Bullet to the Head, and it looks like he’ll be overseeing the final cut of the film. It was recently reported that Warner Bros. had erased the film from its April 13th release date without providing any information as to why or updating it with a new release. Sources now point to a November release date for the film due to Stallone needing the additional time to approve a final cut. Bullet to the Head follows a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) who teams up with a New York cop (Sung Kang of Fast Five) to track down the killers of their respective partners. Hit the jump for more on Bullet to the Head.

BULLET TO THE HEAD, Starring Sylvester Stallone, Loses Release Date; Ferrell-Galifianakis Political Comedy Gets New Title

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This morning, we have the most interesting of all news stories: release dates and title changes!  How else will you know when things are coming out or what they’ll be called?  These are fundamental changes and you should appreciate them.  First up, Deadline reports that Walter Hill‘s action flick Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone, has been kicked off the release calendar.  The film was set to open on April 13th against The Cabin in the Woods and The Three Stooges, but now it’s floating in limbo.  Bullet to the Head follows a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a Gotham cop to hunt down those responsible for the deaths of their respective partners.

Hit the jump for the new title of the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis political comedy.

New Images and Official Synopses for PROJECT X, BULLET TO THE HEAD, ROCK OF AGES and THE APPARITION

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Warner Bros. has released new images and official synopses for director Nima Nourizadeh‘s Project X, Walter Hill‘s Bullet to the Head, Adam Shankman‘s Rock of Ages, and Todd Lincoln‘s The Apparition.  While we’ve already seen an extremely funny trailer for Project X (which was produced by Todd Phillips) and a mediocre first trailer for Rock of Ages, WB has yet to release any footage from Bullet to the Head (which stars a shirtless Sylvester Stallone) and The Apparition (which was originally scheduled for release last year).  With these first images being released, I’d imagine we’ll be getting the first trailers very soon.  As a big fan of Walter Hill (48 Hours, Brewster’s Millions, The Warriors, The Driver), I’m really hoping Bullet to the Head is awesome.  Hit the jump for more.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Talks THE THING and Walter Hill’s BULLET TO THE HEAD

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an intimidating presence. Over 6ft, with massive arms and a Cheshire cat smile, Agbaje’s physical attributes have aided him in crafting some of the most threatening forces on the small screen – most notably in Lost and Oz. But recently Agbaje has begun to subvert this image playing against his natural appearance, last year as the cowering Evangelist seeking forgiveness in the under-seen/underappreciated Faster and now in The Thing prequel/remake as the jovial, soft-spoken Jameson. Agbaje doesn’t nearly have enough to do in the upcoming film, but he makes the most of his limited screen-time crafting an easy going camaraderie with Joel Edgerton’s Braxton and establishing an instantly likable persona. You can’t help but root for Jameson to beat this alien and make it the hell out of Antarctica – I mean, if that really even is Jameson to begin with.

In the following interview with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, he discusses playing against type in The Thing, developing an American accent for the film and working with both practical and CGI effects. Agbaje also previews the forthcoming Walter Hill directed/Sylvester Stallone starring Bullet to the Head and describes his role in the film. The Thing opens Friday, October 14th. For the interview, hit the jump.

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