Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Bullet to the Head’ Lands February 2013 Release Date

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The first Sylvester Stallone ’80s action throwback flick to hit theaters in 2012 (before The Expendables 2) was originally going to be Bullet to the Head: an adaptation of Alexis Nolent’s French graphic novel “Du Plomb Dans La Tete”. The story is about a cop (Fast Five‘s Sung Kang) and a hitman (Stallone) who join forces to avenge the deaths of their respective partners.

Warner Bros. yanked Bullet to the Head from its release schedule less than two months before its original April date. Jump to the present and the studio has instead selected a February 1st, 2013 date for Sly’s buddy/action flick to storm into theaters – alongside the delayed zombie rom-drama adaptation, Warm Bodies.

Bullet to the Head, as directed by ’80s icon Walter Hill (48 Hours, Red Heat), will actually face stiff competition for the attention of action-hungry moviegoers in the traditionally slow first quarter of the year. Just two weeks before Bullet hits theaters (pun intended), the Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback vehicle The Last Stand will arrive in theaters, followed by the latest Jason Statham thriller (Parker) a week later. If that wasn’t enough, the Keanu Reeves-headed Samurai epic 47 Ronin opens just a week after Bullet to the Head – followed the next week by action movie heavyweight Bruce Willis in A Good Day to Die Hard.

That release schedule doesn’t exactly set the stage for Bullet to the Head to have much longevity, despite the film boasting a big name like Stallone alongside such fan-faves as Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis, Game of Thrones) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Oz, Lost). Additionally, rumors that Stallone did a significant rewrite of the original script co-penned by Hill and Alessandro Camon (The Messenger) – coupled with previous claims that Stallone took over editing on the film (which Warner Bros. denied) and the new February “dumping ground” release date… well, usually when there’s that much smoke, there’s also some fire.

Still, the cast and crew for Bullet to the Head reads as pretty solid, while Nolent’s source material is generally well-regarded (by those who’ve actually read it, at least). Here’s hoping the final product also turns out well – a sentiment that goes for all the aforementioned action titles due out in the first quarter of 2013.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. I wished Bullet To The Head would had been released in 2012 but still I hope the film turns out to be awesome.

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      • uhm Jerry Tollefsen and John Gotti and I with some others got out John Tollefsen with a missing leg on that for some reason on that pay you know Dead Crack . Honda man uhm . Quentin Tarantino is that really straight up? well yes . ok very tough . Thy Government .

      • on that Security shadow spur check I seen the orginal Cops “uhmm” then I got out two Publix managers ahh.

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  2. thats a great few weeks of top cinema viewing ill be like damn i gotta see all them movies know im sayin

    • I agree. I’m a fan of big blockbuster action films but I love me some low tech down and gritty badass mancho films a la the Die Hards, Rambos, and whatnot. But can’t they spread these movies out a bit? Seems a little cluttered

    • President’s finger DA JOE . . . uhm this time we are going to go with like the Jerry Tollefsen “Arnold’s image also” of Intell. I used enough of little Girls Vertabray’s from there back to dikerate us on Black “Thank you Luke and Tarazo DA LUKE” Genuis on this 0-tolerence for your son the whole year of 2012 Stallone and check out every angle “that’s on Police Poltical” and Danny Zeller also at age 36 be away from the Mall an Alveraz Girl shot you you were Paleralized . . . the 4th of July did you Guy’s get the first sentence “Thank you Armand” my House in front of there there and Doug and two Mentalist ones.

      it’s time for me to walk to foodstop Stallone . and the maid built a Lizard brick house in the desert “confirmed uhm” ok what else good threw the nose kept thin Len’s and a 100% clear on cancer “before your Son’s issue or issues and GET ON THAT “

      • uhm Arnold April Pilot Girl Jan. both 7th and 8th both 2011 “STAY HOM AND IN BARRECK’S” where clear ona certain Jupiter “OK GENUIS”

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  3. I havent seen the film yet because it is not yet released here in the theaters. But from the trailers and pics what i can say is Stallone is synonymous to awesome. Though he is 66 years old he is still kicking. Compared to Arnold, Stallone appears way too young. If he goes for the Indian Kayakalpa Chikilsa (a cure to revive one’s youth) he will surely be successful in reviving his youth.
    Anyway all the best…… Hope we will meet some day.

  4. Got to meet stallone 3 years ago in New Orleans!!! Told him what a great actor and producer he is. AND THAT HOLLYWOOD DOESN’T GIVE HIM THE CREDIT HE DESERVES. He is a superstar and should be called just that. It seems that Hollywood should want him to be up there with Arnold and Clint. At least I got to tell him how I felt. Thanks Mr. Stallone for years of fine entertainment!!!

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