If it's crap ... We'll tell you
It's not terribly rare that a film's release date gets pushed back a week or two even as it draws near. What is a bit more unusual is when a film disappears from a studio's release schedule entirely within one month of its release date. Such however is the case with 'Bullet to the Head.' For those of you who don't know, 'Bullet to the Head' is a Walter Hill ('The Warriors')-directed action film starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa ('Conan') based on a French graphic novel by Alexis Nolent. Sources now indicate that the film won't be released until November. This major delay is purportedly due to the fact that Stallone has taken over editing duties from director Walter Hill and is putting together the final cut of the film. Hopefully it can still get released this year.
Seriously Stallone, what the hell are you doing? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big Sly fan. I mean, you could probably tell me he was shooting an 'Over the Top' sequel and I'd be on board. That being said, Walter Hill is one of my favorite directors and I can't believe I'm having to wait to see 'Bullet to the Head' just so Stallone can put together a director's cut...for a film he didn't even freaking direct! I think Stallone is a competent director and probably had some hand in editing the films he's helmed, but come on Sly. Do you really think you know better than the great Walter Hill? I know Hill's not perfect, he's made some bad films just like you have, but this is bordering on full blown megalomania and it's out of control. As I indicated, I really want to see this film, so a portion of the ire I'm lobbing in Stallone's direction is simply due to the fact that he is holding up the release, but then again I haven't seen the first cut, or any cut or any scene, of 'Bullet to the Head' so I suppose it's hard for me to say that it doesn't need a new edit. I will say however that it seems strange to me that Warner Brothers would accommodate Sly's whim, that could potentially torpedo the film, considering he's not even a producer or writer on the project.
What do you guys think? Is Stallone out of line here? Are you anxious to see 'Bullet to the Head?'