By: Sid Perriwinkle
It seems as though the Emmett/Furla Films project CAPTIVE is getting a slight makeover. Bruce Willis has jumped aboard the film in a role that was previously held by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Columbian director Simon Brand has also joined the project and will helm.
Penned by Benjamin van der Veen and Kario Salem from a story by Nicolai Fuglsig, the film will center around a real estate developer (Willis) who gets kidnapped while on the job in Brazil. While he works tirelessly to escape his captors, a detective with a specialty in kidnappings races to find him. Marina Bespalov, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Alexandra Milchan, Michael London and Janice Williams are producing. Scott Lambert, Eva Maria Daniels and Fuglsig are executive producing.
Willis was last seen in “A Good Day to Die Hard”, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and reprising his role as Frank in “Red 2.” He’ll next be seen as Omar in Brian A. Miller’s “The Prince” and will be returning to the wonderful world of Basin City in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” as John Hartigan. Brand is best known for his directing work on “Paraiso Travel”, an episode of the TV mini-series “Paper Giants: Magazine Wars” and “Unknown.” No not the Liam Neeson one, this was a crime-drama and starred Jim Caviezel and Greg Kinnear.
Willis and Brand are repped by CAA.