Age ain’t nothing but a number to 654 year old Bruce Willis. That’s why the once and future John McLane is acting like John McCain – staying virile and active well into his twilight years. The old fucker is right now circling no less than THREE action pictures. What are they? Take it away, Hollywood Reporter:
In “Inventory,” Willis, who is in negotiations for the role, would play a detective on the trail of a murderer.
“Red,” Willis would portray a former black-ops agent who has gone into
retirement but is forced back into action when a high-tech assassin
comes a-callin’ to threaten him and his girlfriend. Lorenzo di
Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, and Erich and Jon Hoeber
are writing the screenplay, which is based on the WildStorm/DC Comic.
(DC’s Gregory Noveck is exec producing.)
The “Twilight” studio
has made an offer on “Red,” and Willis’ camp has counteroffered, though
those with knowledge of the talks say negotiations could yet break off
without the sides reaching a deal. Producers are now out to directors,
with Richard Donner said to be among the names on the shortlist. Donner
and Willis, of course, collaborated on the 2006 cop drama “16 Blocks.”
CAA-repped Willis has also been weighing an offer from Morgan Creek to
play the title character in “Scarpa,” a mob biopic directed by “Tears
of the Sun” helmer Antoine Fuqua about Greg Scarpa, an FBI informant
who worked deeply undercover in New York’s Columbo family, though the
odds are growing that Willis won’t do that pic.
To be honest, none of these sound particularly interesting – except for Scarpa, and only if Antoine Fuqua were to step the fuck away from it. Bruce, scrap all three and use your current clout to get Hudson Hawk 2 made. I’d camp out for tickets to that one.