Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 May 2015
Robert De Niro To Star In Mike Newell's The Comedian
The King Of Comedy stands up again
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Divergent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Last Vegas (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Killing Season Poster Up
De Niro & Travolta get loaded

06 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Magnet Releasing

submit to reddit

Looking for all the world like they just saw someone who dissed Battlefield Earth and Meet The Fockers and decided to act, John Travolta and Robert De Niro are tooled up in the first poster for indie action thriller Killing Season. Take a look...

In actual fact, the film – which sees Mark Steven Johnson directing an Evan Daugherty script – has Bosnian War veteran De Niro living off the grid deep in the Appalachian mountains.

When a European tourist (Travolta) shows up, the pair forms an unlikely friendship. But wouldn’t you know it: the tourist is also a Bosnian veteran, except he fought for Serbia... And what follows is a tense battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.

That’s it, it’s war, and we predict bang after bang after bang on this one. Well, bang after thwip, given that Travolta’s Emil Kovac is going all Katniss Everdeen there with a bow.

Elizabeth Olin and Milo Ventimiglia are also in the cast for the movie, which hits the US on July 12, but has no set UK date yet.


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

Podcast 64: Michael Shannon And Damian Lewis
KNEEL BEFORE POD!
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

love the idea
but wtf is that hat about?? and the honest abe beard? whatever - i like stuff like this but it looks like the sorta thing i'd watch on Film 4 as opposed to the cinema... reminds me of a Sidney Poitier/Tom Berenger movie. Title anyone? and it's kind of a bit First Blood (sorta) and then there's the Shooter-guy-living-in-the-mountains thing (I'm sure there's other movies like that) but the casting is a bit odd. DeNiro - no problem with - still love him. Travolta - no real worries BUT... he More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 08:45 on 08 June 2013 | Report This Post

Killing Season was one of those hot scripts that everyone raved about. These scripts never seem to make very good movies for some reason. Just goes to prove William Goldman's famous saying that nobody in Hollywood knows anything. For me, De Niro and Travolta are long past their sell-by dates, they sleepwalk through movies now for the money without much enthusiasm. I'll give Killing Season a chance and would love to be surprised but I'm not expecting much. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:39 on 07 June 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)