Word from Sylvester Stallone himself is that Walter Hill has signed on to direct his cop-and-hitman-team-up movie “Headshot”, which should be good news to anyone who misses the good old days of ’80s/’90s when buddy cop films were all the rage and Hill supplied his share. The ’80s and ’90s, coincidentally, was also when Walter Hill did his best work on films like “48 Hrs” and “Last Man Standing”. He also did “Supernova” in 2000, but since ol Walter would rather forget that paycheck, having removed his name from it and all, we’ll try to forget it, too.
“Headshot”, which will star Sylvester Stallone, boasts this intriguing premise:
After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Not really new, honestly. You’ve already seen a bad guy (who isn’t really all that bad of a guy; he probably only kills “bad” people, I’d guess) and the good cop teaming up to take on a common foe before.
Of course, with Hill behind the camera and Stallone suddenly rediscovering his ultra-violence, this thing could be, literally, pretty killer.