By: John M Jerva Say what you will about Bruce Willis and his recent performances in feature films but you can’t deny that the star is a very busy man. […]
By: John M Jerva
Say what you will about Bruce Willis and his recent performances in feature films but you can’t deny that the star is a very busy man.
Willis has had a lucrative relationship with Emmett/Furla Films and do much do that he has done a whopping 17 for the film company to date. The partnership isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination as Willis is set to star or appear in four more films.
The first film which Willis was working on when the pandemic hit was the thriller MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS, which is being helmed by Randall Emmett from a script penned by Alan Horsnail which tells the true life story of “Texas’s most dangerous serial killer.”
The official synopsis reads; “FBI agent Karl Helter (Bruce Willis) and his partner Rebecca Lombardi (Megan Fox) are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with Texas Ranger Byron Crawford (Emile Hirsch) who has years on this case. When Rebecca herself is abducted by their target and her life hangs in the balance, Karl and Byron have precious few hours to piece together the last clues and put an end to the infamous ‘Truck Stop Killer’.”
Next up, in a three picture deal Willis just signed with EF Films, he will star in the thriller Out of Death which also stars Jaime King and directed by Mike Burns from a screenplay by Bill Lawrence.
The official synopsis is as follows: “Jaime King as a woman on a hike who witnesses four strangers committing a crime. She races through the woods in an attempt to elude them, and enlists the aid of a retired forest ranger (Willis). “
Willis isn’t done yet, oh no, as he will then star in RUN OF THE HITMAN which comes from a script Stephen Cyrus Sepher and Billy Jay. Coincidentally, that film had action star Scott Adkins attached to it. The film tells the story of a “an engineered mercenary races the clock to stop a corrupt government official attempting to seize control of the mercenary organization to serve his own corrupt purposes.”
This is the one film I’m most intrigued for, of course, and here’s hoping that Adkins is still involved.
The last of the 3 film deal is called Killing Field and in this one “a woman’s life on her serene farm is interrupted when a cop and a pair of dangerous criminals show up.” This film will be brought to and sold during the Virtual Cannes Film Market.
In a statement made to Deadline, Emmett expresses his excitement to continue working with Willis. “I couldn’t be more excited to continue my relationship with Bruce for another three pictures and beyond.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how much Willis is actually in these pictures as his 17 films with EF Films has been hit or miss. Keep it locked and loaded right here for more as we are your destination for everything action!