In what’s being billed as a chance for the film to open on a less crowded weekend, Warner Bros. has announced it’s canceling the scheduled April 13 release date for Bullet To The Head, Walter Hill’s action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa. Maybe Warner Bros.’ is worried about all the competition from the Farrelly Brothers’ The Three Stooges or the Joss Whedon-penned The Cabin In The Woods, but hey, three’s a crowd.
More ominous: The studio hasn’t set a new release date for the film, which is based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete. It had announced the April release back in August, right around the time Momoa’s Conan The Barbarian sank like a stone. Some have speculated the studio hoped to have more than one bankable name in the cast by the time the spring rolled around; the supporting cast includes Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi (The L Word, Fairly Legal), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Oz), and Christian Slater. Considering the film is set in New Orleans and Slater plays a character named Marcus Baptiste, maybe he’ll attempt an accent that will allow him to do for Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy what his performance in Heathers did for Jack Nicholson in The Witches Of Eastwick.
In the meantime, Bullet To The Head has already accomplished what Stallone probably regards as its primary function: circulating a photo of him shirtless and holding a gun. [Deadline]