Thursday, April 25, 2024

Bruce Willis Retirement Will Definitely Hurt His Producers: He Still Has 7 Unreleased Bad Films, 2 More Were Planned


The decision to retire Bruce Willis by his family will be a financial blow to the producers who’ve been exploiting him.

Bruce has 7 bad films in the can right now, and two more were planned for him to appear in.

He has two out right now on DVD or whatever, also terrible and embarrassing. But the gravy train comes to an end now.

In each of these movies, Bruce works for a day or two, is fed lines through an earpiece, and makes things worse and worse for himself.

It wasn’t his fault.

These releases began around 2015. But even then, with real movies, directors were covering up for him. In M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” from 2019 you can see it: Bruce barely speaks, and is shot often in cameo or silhouette.

For Bruce’s franchise career, “Die Hard” had become an issue, too. His last one, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” in 2013, was a disaster. A planned 5th movie had to be scrubbed because of his condition.

The biggest blow will be to Emmet/Furla Films, and Saban Films, which have been releasing these straight to video debacles. And “releasing” is a kind way of putting it. It’s more like they’re being expelled into the atmosphere like noxious gas.

Now at least Bruce can enjoy himself and his family and not have to worry that he’ll be remembered for making movies in which he plays second fiddle to fourth tier TV stars.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News