Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
New Clip From Football Animation The Unbeatables
Fuss in boots
Comic-Con: New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
Comic-Con: First Poster For Leprechaun Prequel
Leprechaun: Origins goes back to the old country
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 July 2014
Exclusive: New Expendables 3 TV Spot
Things that make you go KABOOOM!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Expendables 3
14 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Homefront (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Escape Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Bullet To The Head (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sung Kang Joins Stallone's Headshot
Has he replaced Thomas Jane?

13 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

submit to reddit

Sung Kang Joins Stallone's Headshot

It's the perennial story of the old warhorse teamed with the new kid on the block: Fast and Furious franchise star Sung Kang will be joining Sylvester Stallone on the set of Headshot, when Walter Hill's cameras start rolling.

As previously reported, Headshot is action guru Walter Hill's first theatrical feature since 2002's Undisputed (although he's since worked on Deadwood and Broken Trail, and as a producer of the Alien movies has some involvement with Prometheus) and is the tale of a hitman (Stallone) and a cop who join forces when they find themselves investigating the same murder case.

It may not actually be called Headshot anymore though: Alexis "Matz" Nolent and Colin Wilson's original French graphic novel is called Du Plomb Dans La Tete, with its English translation (published by Dynamite) going by Bullet to the Head. Headshot is apparently a working title, with a final moniker not yet set.

Kang plays Tokyo drifter Han Lue in the most recent three Fast & Furious flicks: a character imported from F&F director Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow, which Kang co-produced and starred in in 2002. His role in Headshot / Bullet to the Head / Whatever hasn't been revealed yet. Some reports have pegged him as Stallone's co-lead cop, fuelling rumours that Thomas Jane, originally ensconced in that role, has left the project at the behest of producer Joel Silver, who's said to have been clamouring for a 48 Hrs-ish mixed-race dynamic at the top.

All will no doubt become clear in due course. Shooting starts later this month in Louisiana.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Piled Higher And Deeper: The Movie
Trailer now online, plus screening info
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Sung Kang Joins Stallone's Headshot
L: Snake-Eyes Tahoma"]Fair enough but is this before or after EX II?] hey are gonna start shooting later this month and i am really glad Sung Kang is getter bigger film roles now, the guy is just plain cool More

Posted by azzman1984 at 19:01 on 14 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Sung Kang Joins Stallone's Headshot
Tahoma"]Fair enough but is this before or after EX II?] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 17:57 on 14 June 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)