16 BLOCKS and BRUCE WILLIS
Action Thriller. 16 Blocks is a character-driven action thriller that stars Bruce Willis as Jack Mosley, a broken down NY detective assigned to escort a petty criminal (Mos Def) from the precinct to the courthouse. The seemingly simple 16 block journey becomes a test of character for them when Jackís ex-partners attempt to stop them. Itís the story of how two men change each other during a tense 110-minute struggle between life and death.
Warner Bros. Pictures. Richard Donner's newest action thriller 16 Blocks is due for release March 3, 2006.
16 Blocks (2006)
Based on a pitch by Richard Wenk, the mismatched buddy film follows a troubled NYPD officer who's forced to take a happy, but down-on-his-luck witness 16 blocks from the police station to 100 Centre Street, although no one wants the duo to make it. The story is a redemptive tale for characters who are polar opposites. The cop, a dark guy and a heart attack waiting to happen, who is escorting this witness who is a 14-time loser with a sunny outlook.
Bruce Willis Set to Star in "16 Blocks" - Release date March 2006
Mar 15, 2005 - Emmett/Furla Films and Millennium Films and Equity Pictures announced action star Bruce Willis will topline the action thriller "16 Blocks" for director Richard Donner ("Lethal Weapon," "Maverick").
"16 Blocks" is based on a screenplay written by Richard Wenk and follows Jack Mosley (Willis), a cop assigned the job of escorting a wise-cracking witness to the courthouse 16 city blocks away. The events of "16 Blocks" focus on what takes place during that walk.
Co-chairmen Randall Emmett and George Furla issued a statement on the signing of Bruce Willis. "We are excited to be working with the strong creative talents of Dick and Bruce. We believe that `16 Blocks' is a high-concept picture with commercial appeal and, with the elements assembled, solid potential." Production on "16 Blocks" is set to begin in Toronto and New York in late summer.
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