June 21, 2014
Joe Carnahan Working On Bruce Willis Action Flick FIVE AGAINST THE BULLET For Sony
Joe Carnahan (Narc, The Grey) is a treasured and unappreciated action director. His recent film Stretch was shelved by the studio and was pulled-off Fox's Daredevil reboot when the rights reverted back to Marvel. That hasn't stopped him with his awesome series The Blacklist and developing Mark Millar's Nemesis for Fox. It sounds like he's getting a chance to make another hard-boiled action flick for Sony.
While talking with Collider producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura mentions that Carnahan is helping with their Bruce Willis flick Five Against The Bullet. The film centers on a Mexican politician who, after his father is killed by a drug cartel, hires the five best bodyguards from around the world to protect him through a contentious election. The assumption is that Joe will direct and also add rewrites to the existing script from Alex Litvak. Let's just pray that Joe is able to get a non-wooden performance from Bruce Willis, who is notorious these days for putting zero effort into his performances.
“Joe [Carnahan] we just put on a project called Five Against a Bullet, which I’ve loved for a long time. It is a tale of a group of men who have become cynical, sort of lost their sense of hope about life and the world, who are rekindled and betrayed and rekindled and betrayed in this story, and it’s got some of the coolest action and some of the greatest characters, and it’s a really fantastic action movie that I think will really grab people. And Joe’s working on it right now.”
“We have a great script and no doubt he’ll put a little pen to paper as well, but we’re already in great shape and Sony loves the project and no doubt we’ll start trying to figure out how to cast that.”