With The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone paid homage to the gritty, bizarrely-cast, shoot ‘em up action flicks of the 1980’s. It looks like his next will pay homage to formulaic, generic cop action dramas.
Stallone has signed on for Headshot (with a Montegrappa pen, of course), in which he “teams with a young NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.”
If movies have taught me anything, it’s that young NYPD detectives have total jurisdiction over the dingy back alleys of New Orleans and the power corridors of Washington, D.C. I have a feeling that someone’s going to be handing over their badge at some point in this film. Probably a half an hour before the credits roll. (THR)