Sylvester Stallone Eyes Director Walter Hill for ‘Headshot’

Original director Wayne Kramer has amicably left the project over creative differences.

Walter Hill wanted for Headshot
Walter Hill wanted for Headshot
Before shooting The Expendables 2, star Sylvester Stallone will move into the dark action comedy Headshot. This revenge tale, which follows a cop and a hitman who team up, after their respective partners are killed, to take down their common enemy, was originally set to be directed by Wayne Kramer. He has now amicably left the project due to creative differences.

At this time, Sylvester Stallone wants iconic action director Walter Hill, who is behind such classic films as The Warriors and 48 Hours, to direct Headshot. IM Global, who is backing the film, haven't discounted Walter Hill just yet, but they are also looking at several other directors to take on the job.

This is what Sylvester Stallone had to say about the departure of Wayne Kramer.

"Initially, Mr. Kramer was hired to direct a dark comedy; however his vision was much darker and exceptionally more violent than how the project was originally conceived. It was decided that it would be better for everyone to move on and consequently Mr. Kramer was dismissed by producers earlier this week. There were no volatile clashes, it was simply a professional parting of the ways."

About Walter Hill, Sylvester Stallone had this to say.

"I completely respect Walter's incredible body of work and hopefully this legendary director will become attached to the project."

Headshot is expected to go into production this summer.

Bullet to the Head was released February 1st, 2013 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Jon Seda, Holt McCallany. The film is directed by Walter Hill.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (2)

  1. skywise

    Great director with an interesting story. This looks like a rental to me but whos to say, it might be great.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Crap, I thought it said Deadshot. I freaked a bit. Either way, looking forward to this.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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