A lot of people say Robert DeNiro outlived his integrity and started making crappy paycheck movies a few years ago, but I bet those haters will change their tune once they hear that he’s teaming up with John Travolta and the director of Ghost Rider and Daredevil to do a film written by the guy who did Snow White and the Huntsman, that movie where Kristen Stewart plays a version of Snow White who wears armor and sword fights people. I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but this sounds like it has the potential to be the next Raging Bull, or Heat.
Millennium Films, Corsan Pictures and FilmEngine will begin production January 16 on “Killing Season,” starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta. Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider,” “Daredevil”) will direct from a script by Evan Daugherty (“Snow White and the Huntsman”).
“Killing Season” is an action movie set in the Appalachian Mountains about an American military veteran (De Niro) who has retreated to a remote cabin in the woods. When a rare visitor, a European tourist (Travolta), appears on the scene, the two men strike up an unlikely friendship. But in fact the visitor is a former Serbian soldier bent on revenge. What follows is a tense, action packed battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape that proves the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one. [Deadline]
They also say “Juan on Juan” is the purest form of Mexican basketball. My father taught me that. Anyway, a military veteran, a remote cabin in the woods, an old enemy bent on revenge… is it just me, or does this sound a lot like a Seagal movie plot? Just change the title to “Season for Killing,” and have Seagal play Colonel Frank Season.