Bruce Willis Set for Two New Action Thrillers 'Extraction' and 'Wake'
by Ethan Anderton
January 21, 2015
Back towards the end of the summer of 2013, you may remember Bruce Willis saying that he was bored with starring in action movies again. It's happened before for the actor, and we though this might mean some more thoughtful, substantial performances from the actor. Instead, he's just churning out more of the same action thrillers we've seen time and time again, and now he's just signed on for two more. Deadline reports Willis is set to star in Extraction where he plays a former CIA operative, and a press release reveals the Die Hard franchise star will also lead Wake, from John Pogue, the director of The Quiet Ones.
With Extraction, Willis no longer works for the CIA, and he just hasn't been the same since his wife was murdered (we've all been there, right?). Meanwhile, his son is set to follow in his footsteps as a young CIA operative, and he's been teamed up with his father to work on developing a super-weapon called Condor. However, Willis ends up getting kidnapped by a terrorist group, and the CIA has no plans to rescue him. So the kid goes rogue and begins his own rescue mission, and it all leads to a conspiracy, one that likely has the CIA responsible for all the bad things in Willis' life (if we had to guess). Submerged helmer Steven C. Miller will direct and the film begins shooting next month in Alabama.
Meanwhile, Wake tells the story of Red Forrester (Willis), a sociopath with no fear, who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother's wake. When the island comes under siege, Red must save the very family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago. What's interesting is that this film also begins production in February in Cleveland, so are the schedules just set up in a way that Willis can shoot both of these films at the same time? It would seem so. It's just a shame that both of these movies sound generic as hell. At least they're probably better than another Die Hard movie would be.