It has been 27 years since John Travola and Bruce Willis starred in Pulp Fiction, and it was the final time the pair appeared collectively in a film. Now it appears they’re about to share display screen time collectively for the primary time in nearly three a long time within the motion film Paradise City, which kicks off manufacturing this week in Hawaii.
Within the Chuck Russell directed film, Willis performs Ryan Swan, a bounty hunter making his method by means of the roughest streets in a hail of bullets on the path of a kingpin of the Hawaiian crime world, performed by John Travolta. Sources have pitched the film as Miami Vice with added bounty hunter and fewer buddy cops. Starring alongside the motion heroes is Thai actress and mannequin Praya Lundberg.
Whereas that is the primary time since engaged on Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning 1994 massacre Pulp Fiction that the pair will seem collectively in the identical film, Travolta and Bruce Willis have appeared on the identical solid record twice previous to that, however didn’t technically seem on display screen collectively. Many older followers will keep in mind Willis voiced child Mikey in two Look Who’s Speaking films within the late 80s/early 90s during which Travolta appeared because the child’s dad, James.
Director Chuck Russell has labored with one other motion hero prior to now, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Eraser, and has additionally had hits with the Jim Carrey smash, The Masks, and the a lot trashed The Scorpion King.
Co-writer of Paradise Metropolis, Corey Massive, isn’t any stranger to the flicks of Bruce Willis, having produced a number of of them together with Acts of Violence, Apex and Cosmic Sin, and shares writing duties with Ed John Drake, with whom he has labored on earlier films. The teaming of Willis with Travolta is one thing Massive has been making an attempt to make occur since method again in 2006. Effectively, good issues come to those that wait.
With leads Willis, Travolta and Lundberg on board, it could appear to be the film is to be a sure-fire hit when it arrives in movie theaters. Willis himself has pulled in over $9.4 billion on the worldwide field workplace, with big motion roles in his Die Exhausting franchise, in addition to newer testosterone-packed outings such because the Loss of life Want reboot. Travolta, whereas lagging fairly a method behind with a paltry ١.8 billion in field workplace takings, has his twice been nominated for Oscars, and gained a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award for his roles in Get Shorty and America Crime Story:The Individuals v O J Simpson respectively.
Whereas not as large title as her male co-stars, Lundberg, from Bangkok, Thailand, has loads of credit to her title, each on and off display screen. She starred in and produced the TV collection Unusual Lady In a Unusual Land, and appeared within the films Bangkok Adreneline, Realms and Maa Kap Phra. She has additionally featured on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar amongst others. In 2017, she turned the primary Southeast Asian UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
This story was initially printed on Deadline.