Sylvester Stallone in “BULLET TO THE HEAD”

Sylvester Stallone takes aim at the action genre again with the kick-ass thriller “Bullet To The Head,” directed by Walter Hill (“Streets of Fire,” “48 Hrs.”). The hard-hitting actioner is based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tête, written by Matz and illustrated by Colin Wilson.

"Bullet to the Head" also stars Sung Kang ("Fast Five"), Sarah Shahi (Showtime's "The L Word"), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"), Christian Slater (TV's "Breaking In"), John Seda (HBO's "The Pacific"), Weronika Rosati (HBO's "Luck"), and Jason Momoa (HBO's "Game of Thrones").

In the film, Jimmy Bobo (Stallone) is a jaded hitman with a long rap sheet and little tolerance for the law. He and partner Louis (Seda) bump off a corrupt ex-cop which results in Louis getting whacked by former mercenary Keegan (Momoa). Detective Taylor Kwon (Kang) thinks there's a link between the two bodies and tracks down Bobo, who saves the cop from an assassination attempt by other police officers on the take.

Kwon and Bobo reluctantly team up to get justice, with the trail leading to hotshot lawyer Marcus Baptiste (Slater) and Robert Morel (Akinnuoye-Agbaje), an unscrupulous real-estate developer looking for a big pay-off.

Hill directed the film from a screenplay by Oscar-nominee Alessandro Camon ("The Messenger"). The film is produced by Alexandra Milchan ("Righteous Kill"), Alfred Gough (TV's "Smallville"), Miles Millar (TV's "Smallville"), and Kevin King-Templeton ("The Expendables" films).

Opening across the Philippines on February 2013, “Bullet to the Head” is distributed by Buena Vista International through Columbia Pictures.