Bruce Willis in Trailer for Action Comedy 'Once Upon a Time in Venice'

April 25, 2017
Source: YouTube

Once Upon a Time in Venice Trailer

"What are you doing?" "I gotta go steal back some drugs for these gang guy so I can get my dog back." RLJ Entertainment has released an official trailer for a new action comedy titled Once Upon a Time in Venice, starring Bruce Willis and John Goodman. This film seems like a straight up John Wick rip off, but maybe it's not even that, perhaps it's a John Wick spoof, a "SoCal John Wick". There's a badass guy in disguise, and someone steals his dog, so to get him back he has to bust some heads. Simple as that. The cast includes plenty of cool people: Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Röhm, Kal Penn, Adam Goldberg, Thomas Middleditch, Stephanie Sigman, and Wood Harris. This kind of looks fun, but it also seems like it could be terrible, hopefully not. It's from the same writer as Cop Car, for reference. Enjoy.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Robb & Mark Cullen's Once Upon a Time in Venice, on YouTube:

Once Upon a Time in Venice Poster

Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang's bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark's goons, and a few other shady characters. They say a dog is a man's best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him. Once Upon a Time in Venice is directed by filmmaker brothers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen, making their feature directorial debut with this film. They've previously worked as writers/producers on films like Cop Car, and TV shows including "Mr. Robinson", "Back in the Game", "Las Vegas", "Heist", and "Gary the Rat". RLJ Entertainment will release Once Upon a Time in Venice in select theaters starting June 16th this summer. What do you think of this? Interested?

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    JOHN WICK greenlit a lot of movies.
  • Wow...that looks...really terrible. It's like this movie has schizophrenia and doesn't know what it wants to be. All over the place in the trailer. HARD PASS.
    • Maybe the guy who edited this trailer pushed the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button.
      • Or has dyslexia...
        • Or had a schizophreric dyslexia. I think he was trying to commit a suicide by throwing his head against the computer. It's called suicidal creativity.
  • Darth Steef
    Looks bad, especially the way the trailer is cut ... awkward dialogues that try to be funny, a story we already know and know how will play out, pseudo funny characters ... blablabla ... straight to DVD for me ... It has been a looooong time since the last great Bruce Willis movie!
  • Turner and Hooch Part 2: This Time He's Pissed Off.
  • redtie
    I was reminded of "Payback," but that quickly faded. As others have stated this trailer seems not to be cut by the best quality.
  • Willis should have retired a while ago. He can no longer act.All he can do is this constipated gorilla face. Is it that hard to make a decent movie? It's like Hollywood is populated with talking apes.
    • shiboleth
      Whoever is in Hollywood, they still get too much money for what is done and sold for films these days. I know this might sound harsh, but I really wanna see fall of that disaster industry some day. It might liberate the process of making films worth seeing ...
      • Amen to that. when you see that Johnny Depp is getting paid boatload $ to make horrible movies like Alice in wonderland, you know something is rotten in the state of Hollywood.
  • Enola
    @AlexBillington Writers of Cop Car? Cop Car was a good movie. These guys wrote Cop Out, a terrible movie, also with terrible Bruce Willis acting...
  • Sean Bahr
    This looks nothing like John Wick. This actually reminds more of like Get Shorty.
    • This is like John Weak.
  • shiboleth
    So, what is this? Bruce Willis just woke up one day and realized he wants to save his career? This just might be the wrong way ...
  • This actually could be good without Bruce Willis....
    • Bruce Willis will end up playing in Steven Seagal trash movies.
      • Yup! His days of being a action star are gone. Allot of very mediocre choices for the money.




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