Warner Bros never put out a trailer or even a teaser trailer for Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Bullet To the Head‘ so it shouldn’t come as much surprise that they pulled it from their schedule without moving to another date.
It sounded like a good idea having Walter Hill back behind the director’s chair with Sylvester Stallone on what seemed like a sure thing project, but then filming wrapped. As we’ve grown accustomed, there’s always a teaser trailer or in Ridley Scott’s case, a teaser to the teaser trailer. When all that came were just two images, it seemed odd since it was a Walter Hill/Sylvester Stallone combo package. All that was coming out the weekend of April 13, 2012 was ‘The Three Stooges’ and ‘The Cabin In the Woods’. For a film like this, those two names alone (even with Christian Slater & Jason Momoa) should’ve taken the box office weekend. ‘The Three Stooges’ is not looking too strong and Joss Whedon’s limited release ‘Cabin’ wouldn’t have taken much away from it.
Thankfully we were able to hear from our Warner source which pretty much confirmed what everyone already knows. “The film was a mess proving that even with the Walter Hill, Sylvester Stallone name attached even Warner Bros knew to cut their losses,” they said. “If Expendables 2 does good, they might put it out, but everyone here knew it was just too big of a mess to release even up against the Stooges.”
‘Bullet to the Head’, directed by Walter Hill, cast Stallone as a hitman who teams up with a police officer played by Sung Kang to avenge the deaths of their respective partners.