Despite playing the same role over and over, and over and over again, there’s no denying that Bruce Willis is good at what he does. Sure, he doesn’t always pick the best projects (A Good Day To Die Hard, Red 2), but no matter where he shows up, you can usally count on the fact that he’ll be entertaining to watch. So, it’s no surprise the the actor is now circling another action thriller. Titled Captive, the film has Simon Brand set to direct and will revolve around a kidnapping plot.
Originally, Arnold Schwarzenegger was eyeing the lead role but that was a couple years ago and never came to fruition. Now, Willis is in talks and he’s expected to join. As I mentioned before, it’s a kidnapping plot which sees an “American real estate magnate living in Brazil who is kidnapped and held for ransom. As he frantically searches for a way out of his armored-truck prison cell hidden in a Sao Paolo landfill, a detective specializing in kidnap and ransom cases works to find him.”
Sounds pretty generic, right? Honestly, I’m not expecting much out of this one. Yes, Willis is fun to watch on screen but I don’t see anything about this film that really stands out. Hopefully I’m proven wrong though, because I do love a good kidnapping story. Unfortunately, I just don’t think this one will really deliver. I can’t imagine it being anything more than your typical Willis action flick.
Captive is set to start shooting this March. We’ll keep you posted once we hear more.