Stallone’s back! Back for real, this time. While Sly’s certainly been on an upswing return into the ol’ zeitgeist with this streak of flicks that started with Rocky Balboa, THR says he's finally leading a theatrically-released feature that he isn’t also directing. This new project Headshot is actually pretty significant on account of how the last time he headlined a project he wasn’t calling the shots on was on Driven - - and that was all the way back in '02. There were a bunch of DTV thrillers along the way, sure, but this is going for the big screen and that’s a big deal to anybody paying attention to the man’s career.
Anyway, Headshot sounds like a back-to-basics buddy actioner. Stallone will play a New Orleans button man who partners with one of NY’s boys in blue for “a high-stakes investigation” that brings ‘em all the way to DC. It’ll be directed by Wayne Kramer, and the following excerpt from the synopsis bodes well for my confidence in seeing some mean, take-no-prisoners action…
“The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.”
While I doubt we'll be getting anything close to the 500 kill-count in Rambo IV, it seems like this project’s coming up right in response to my question about whether tough guys have become passé at the movies. The question now is... what young actor can stand toe-to-toe with Sly as the NY cop?