Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment has joined Walter Hill’s upcoming action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone. The film, based on the graphic novel Bullet to the Head, written by Matz and illustrated by Colin Wilson, is now set to be distributed domestically through Warner Bros. The plot involves a New Orleans hitman, played by Stallone, who joins up with a New York City cop to form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.
Actor Sung Kang, of Fast Five fame, has been cast in a supporting role in the production, which began filming in Louisiana recently. Silver, who also produced the Stallone movies Demolition Man and Assassins, said, “Sylvester Stallone is an iconic action star the world over and I’m thrilled to be working with him again. I look forward to bringing this exciting new story to the screen.”