Back when the Expendables hit last year, some dudes were wondering aloud if there was any way it could have possibly gotten even manlier. Than answer was simple. Obvious, even. If Walter Hill directed it, then it would’ve maxed out on the macho. Red Heat. Last Man Standing. Streets of Fire. The Warriors. If you pumped any more testosterone into a movie than what Hill already puts into it, the celluloid will sprout hair and the soundtrack will drop a couple octaves.
I bring the man up because Stallone just recently confirmed to AICN that Hill’s officially going to be directing Headshot, Sly’s first starring role post- Expendables and Hill's first theatrical feature since the Wesley-Snipes-in-jail-life-imitates-art movie, Undisputed. The confirmation comes after it’d been rumored for a few weeks that the star might be directing it himself. As it turns out, the two have been trying to work together for the past three or so decades, as Stallone almost starred in 48 Hours and the Driver.
What about the movie, though? Headshot’s a back-to-basics buddy actioner about a veteran assassin teaming up with fresh New York cop for some shenanigans that stretch from the Big Easy to DC. Presumably, the cop’s going to be played by a younger actor, and I’m sure Hill and Sly are going to have a task ahead of them to find a guy who isn’t “O.C. tough” as they say.