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Thomas Jane joins Stallone and Walter Hill on HEADSHOT!!! Commence badassery...

Hey folks, Harry here...  learning the ends and outs of the Podcasting universe so I can begin to put one out, when I get an email from Sly letting me know that Thomas Jane inadvertently let it slip that he was cast in HEADSHOT, before Sly could let all his friends here at AintItCool know - but as I haven't found that interview - and I haven't really seen this news anywhere yet, so while it's out there somewhere, we do have the confirmation from Sly that The Punisher is going to co-star with the man we all wish would've played THE PUNISHER in a film titled HEADSHOT about a cop & a hitman that join forces for a righteous cause of spilling a ton of blood - as directed by the master, WALTER HILL!   Awesome sauce!

Now - does this mean we'll get some badass Tim Bradstreet posters with Sly & Thomas?   I certainly hope so...

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  • April 20, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

  • April 20, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    This sounds really good


    Thomas Jane & Sylvester Stallone beating badguys bloody in HEADSHOT for Walter Hill!

  • April 20, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Even though his last name's a girl's name, Thomas Jane kicks ass.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    So I'm all for this.

  • April 20, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Also, it's "ins and outs"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    You're learning the "INS and outs..."

  • April 20, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Could be awesome sauce if Stallone remembers how to act!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    What the fuck happened to his limited acting abilities after Copland?

  • April 20, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by montessaurus


  • April 20, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Jane never entered my mind for this. But I like it!

    by Mandolorian

  • April 20, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    You're only about three days late reporting this...

    by Superthug3000

    I love coming to this site. If you want to hear your news last,stop by.

  • April 20, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Milk and eggs bitch

    by Bass Ackwards

    If Jane and Stallone high five after a righteous kill, I may explode with glee. And good luck getting those ends and outs Harry, you know, for intensive purposes.

  • April 20, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Sign me right the fuck up

    by twogunjames

    Because there ain't enough films like this happening. Yes, Bradstreet on the poster! That dude does amazing work. It's a badass dream come true. Hill, Stallone, Jane, Bradstreet.

  • April 20, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Speaking of badasses, where is Vinnie Jones at?

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • April 20, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Are we still getting Expendables 2?

    by sweeneydave

    Screw the haters. That flick was a movieland fun.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    "where is Vinnie Jones at?"


    Sadly I think Vinny had his moment ..... Seems to waste time with shit TV shows and low budget crap these days ..... When he showed up on Celeb Big Brother in the UK just over a year ago I started to worry.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Wonder if this one will get a positive review from Harry as well.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Wait, what am I thinking? Of course it will! Just for him to be able to mention Sly's name is enough to buy a good review.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Goddammit, FUCK TOM JANE.

    by tomwaitsisgod

    This is not necessarily in regard to his being involved with this project, but in regard to him in general. He is a hammy douche. And I do not get the love for his Punisher performance. The man DOES NOT get that character at all. Ray Stevenson was, with every fiber of his being, Frank Fucking Castle in WAR ZONE. The movie as a whole definitely had SERIOUS flaws, but Stevenson actually felt like The Punisher; Jane was Punisher by Ralph Lauren. Here's hoping when they finally do get around to rebooting ol' Frank, Marvel pays a little more attention to who did the character a better service than to box office receipts.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    "the man we all wish would've played THE PUNISHER "


    Really? ................ Sly? ................... Nah' ...

  • April 20, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by tomwaitsisgod

    Fuck that guy. End of rant.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet

    by WhocanDigit

    Can't wait

  • April 20, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    i'm happy it's not a young prick like Arnett/Channing

    by chien_sale

  • April 20, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Thomas Jane should rename himself Tom Tarzan

    by chien_sale

  • April 20, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by PatientZer0

    That guy has done one good movie so far, which was The Mist. He sucked as The Punisher. That movie was shit from top to bottom and he was definitely on the bottom. I met him at Emerald City Comic Con 2 years ago and he was a monosyllabic dick. It was if he had no time to acknowledge a fan (I genuinely liked him in The Mist and hey...he was on Arrested Development, which made him okay in my book) and he pretty much douched all over my shoes. I'm not a signature gatherer or a slavering fanboy, I just started to give him a genuine compliment which he cut off in mid sentence with a "Yeah Pal" and walked off. Bear in mind, I didn't go out of my way or chase him down or shout his name from across the floor, we just happened to be looking at the same stall at the same time. that to Malcolm McDowell, whom I had the pleasure of literally bumping into at SDCC last year (Like Jane, he was just kinda...walking around the floor) and when I genuinely geeked out on him (Hey...he played HG Wells in one of the all time great films, Time After addition to about a billion other great roles) the man was genuinely gracious, had the time to stop for a brief moment and chat, and then went on his way. He even asked me a question or two. Like the legend that he is. Tom Jane is small potatoes.

  • April 20, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I want a western with Timothy Olyphant and Tom Jane.

    by antonphd

  • April 20, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by Mel Garga

    Geez, Boogie Nights just gets better and better everytime I see it.

  • ...but I am still very excited to see how this project shapes up. I had never even considered Thomas Jane.

  • April 20, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Yup...pretty much going to be awesomely awesome.

    by trunglefever

    And how.

  • April 20, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by Arthur_Digby_Sellers

  • ... It just has that vibe about it. Of course I really hope Sly keeps up his string of hit action films. He seems to have his finger on the pulse and a renewed understanding of what his fans want to see, which is great. I hope Walter Hill doesn't try to film it like a modern shaky-cam action film and sticks with the old-school style with action that you can follow.

  • April 20, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Garth Called This One

    by Cap10_Morgan

    Hey Harry, Saw this on Dark Horizons

  • I'm a huge Stallone supporter. Have watched all of his movies. It's great that he's kept himself in shape when others from the 80's aren't at the level of physique anymore. Headshot sounds like it's not really a cool summer type action movie. I was cringing at the boring "Get Carter" and "Lock Up." I wouldn't want Sly to waste his time making ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE NONE-COMMERCIAL AND BORING FILMS. Don't get me wrong, I happily paid for my ticket for those movies. I just hope that Sly goes back to what made him the legend at the very top like the commercial and cool made Rocky 4 or Rambo 2. Yeah, I know Rambo 2 had it's flaws but when the President: Ronald Reagon gets on the band wagon than you know Sly is at the top.

  • ...does he just get back in his car and go home?

  • April 20, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    cool if sly plays his age and not against it...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    seriously - whats more bad ass than a bad ass 60+ year old dude that actually looks 60+ years old?

  • April 20, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    sly and hill should remake "hard times" together

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    same great director (hill), sly as chaney (charles bronson) - perfect - kevin spacey or george clooney as speed (james coburn)

  • April 20, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Always figured Chris Noth would make a good Frank Castle.

    by 5_day_forecast

    Doesn't seem like it would work at first. Give it a second chance, I think he'd kill the part.

  • April 21, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by Raggles Wimpole

    I could not agree more about Ray Stevenson as the Punisher. "War Zone" is the closest we've ever gotten to a really good Punisher movie & Stevenson was far superior to both Thomas Jane & Dolph Lundgren. And don't even get me started on John Travolta. I thought Dominic West was an awesome Jigsaw & Doug Hutchison was insane as Loony Bin Jim. The movie is by no means a masterpiece, but for what it is it's pretty good.

  • April 21, 2011, 1:25 a.m. CST

    To answer Jimmyjoe Redsky

    by BleachedEye

    A bad ass angry Clint Eastwood. This movie sounds good. Jane can be good in the right role. Looking forward to a trailer.

  • April 21, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    The Punisher


    Whom we all wished? Who would that be? I know he last Pun movie wasn't the best but damn Ray WAS the damn Punisher, it's like they ripped him right out of the comics.

  • April 21, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Here's what will happen with this movie...

    by Mel

    1. aicn will promote it to death 2. aicn will love it 3. aicn readers will love it 4. 2 years later everyone will realize how fucking awful it is ...just like every stallone movie. oh, and here's my pattern.. 1. lol at the title 2. lol at the movie 3. lol at the hype from aicn 4. "told ya so" when everyone realizes it was shit.

  • April 21, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    jimmyjoe redsky

    by Hipshot

    Actually, the idea of Sly remaking Hard Times is rather cool.

  • April 21, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    hipshot... tell me about it...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    picture all the great scenes ln "hard times" - the opening titles with chaney viewing depression era america from a freight car - the first fight "hey old man, aint you a little past it?" then pow, lights out - the confrontation with the cajuns in the road house - the big pit fight against jim henry - the climactic fight in the cannery against street (the unbeatable hitter from back east) - its amazing this is not being made - imagine the mugs they could get to play all the fighters - a freak show - this could be a good movie if done right and not a victim to too much modern technique - the original is still a great period movie - felt like the 30s - who would play poe the cut man (strother martin is hard to replace)

  • April 21, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    @mr ahole ramirez

    by scors54

    Actually, Thomas Jane and James Purefoy (Marc Antony in "Rome") should play twins because they are fucking identical--google a look side by side, its almost eerie.

  • April 21, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    People calm down...

    by Sithtastic

    Jane may not be the most affable man, but as far as acting's concerned, I think he's solid in everything I've seen him in, stretching all the way back to his bit role in Boogie Nights. I say judge him by his performances. As for Sly, whereas I don't engage in the exhausting race to hyperbole WAY too many AICN readers do, he remains for me, hot or miss, depending on the script. Still, can't fault the man for knowing his base audience.

  • April 21, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    === good shopping web

    by sghjk


  • April 21, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by tomwaitsisgod

    If I could high five through broadband, I'd attempt it, sir. Hope there's a shitload more like us out there.

  • April 21, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    All the punisher films were bad

    by twogunjames

    But the 2004 film was made for mature people over 35 who prefer a story with engaging characters and interesting situations. Warzone was made for caffeinated kids who play too many video games and only want Castle to scowl for 2 hours and shoot people. Fuck that. Warzone looked awful. It was a dayglo nightmare of gold and purple light. It was half a step above a sci-fi original production. It needed to be more Green Street Hooligans, and much less batman and robin.

  • April 21, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    The Punisher and Judge Dredd -- Together For The First Time!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 21, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    tomwaitsisgod = COUNTERFEIT COMMENTER

    by quantize

    Thomas Jane is the man...he did The Mist with Darabont. That's all i needed. So go fuck yourself douchenozzle....end of my rant dickhead.

  • April 22, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST


    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Tom Jane is a great actor. This casting makes me a bit more excited about the film, being somewhat underwhelmed by the concept.

  • April 22, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    Like the way you think. Someone really charming for the James Coburn character...maybe Richard Gere in full-on sleazy mode? And for the Strother Martin...this is nuts, but how about Joe Pesci?

  • April 22, 2011, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by DeNiro4Prez

    The man can do no wrong in my book. Sure, he has made his share of shitty movies, but the man fucking crawled himself back from a punch-line, all the way to the top tiers of the A-list- again! Rocky 6 was all kinds of righteous, Rambo 4, oddly enought, has damn near become my favorite of the lot, and The Expendables, for what it was (not for what it COULD have been), was a helleva lot of fun! Arnie and Bruce, save for Rocky and Rambo, may have made 'better' quality of movies, but Stallone always had more heart. And I, for one, am glad to see his heart appearing in his movies again... welcome back, old friend.

  • April 22, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Chris Noth as Punisher: I like the sound of that!

    by chien_sale

    Noth is built like a fridge and is a good actor. that might work.

  • April 22, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Does anyone here remember the Dolph Lundgren Punisher?

    by v3d

  • April 22, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST


    by django_il_bastardo

    as the really have no clue on this one, big man...

  • April 22, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Have Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart and Mark Valley ever been

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    in the same room together? And people used to confuse Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton? BTW don't forget Jane was in Boogie Nights, so that makes at least 2 good movies he was in. And there's this flick called Stander thats supposed to be quite good.

  • April 22, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Want more Jane Punisher.

    by moonlightdrive

  • April 22, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I've been trying to forget the Dolph Lundgren Punisher..

    by Righteous Brother

    didn't think the Thomas Jane one was much cop, haven't seen the Ray Stevenson one. The Punisher is a crappy two dimensional character anyway - although I would like to seem him causing mayhem in a Spider-Man film or something like that.

  • April 22, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    hipshot... sounds good - except

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    stallone and gere dont like each other - according to stallone

  • April 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Coming to Redbox soon...

    by IndyJonze

    Stallone crawled his way back from years of making shit pie after shit pie and cashing mega paychecks, gets back into his comfort zone with Rocky and Rambo (the only two franchises he can do well) and then reverts back to his egotistical, chest thumping I'm the big movie star I know it all posturing and gets lucky with The Expendables which was a huge shit fest and gimmick flick. Guess what? You're going to see this moron slide back to obscurity faster than he ass greased in early 2000. And this film gets dumped or goes straight to DVD. The script sucks balls and in its best version will never be anything more than a B movie by the numbers action flick. Hill will do his customary solid pro job but the film will never be anything more than okay and as great as Walter is, he ain't bringing high style or a modern look to it, that just isn't who he is and today's audiences require more than 80s-90s standard action coverage. I dig Tom Jane as well, but the pairing of Stallone and Jane screams DTV as opposed to the pairing of Stallone and Ryan Gosling or Stallone and Bradley Cooper. Jane needs to do classier shit than this to make it back as a movie star.

  • April 22, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by IndyJonze

    You want to see Tom Jane's masterpiece, check out STANDER. Tom, you're better than this by the numbers crap.

  • April 23, 2011, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Damn, beaten to it!

    by King Sweyn Forkbeard

    Gotta third the love for Stander. Well, well worth checking out.