Thomas Jane talks about being fired from HEADSHOT and THE LYCAN
Thomas Jane spoke to Collider at the 37th annual Saturn Awards. In the interview Jane talked about a number of his projects and revealed why he was fired from Headshot. The film has since changed names and is based off the graphic novel "Bullet to the Head" created by Colin Wilson and Matz. Alessandro Camon wrote the script that tells the story of "a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) who teams up with a Gotham cop to take down the killers of their respective partners."
Here is what Jane had to say about being fired from the film:
Well, Wayne Kramer brought me into the project and when Wayne left the project I suggested Walter Hill to Stallone and the next week they hired Walter Hill and I was very happy about that because I’ve always wanted to work with him.
Well, Joel Silver came onboard the project and said that he has a quote-unquote ‘formula’ for these quote-unquote ‘buddy movies’ and it has to be a white guy and a quote-unquote ‘ethnic guy.’ And they relieved me of duty and basically paid me off, which I was really upset about, you know? I didn’t get a call from Stallone. I was a little upset about that. Maybe they didn’t want anybody on the movie with a bigger dick than him.
Wayne Kramer has also left the film which is now being directed by Walter Hill. Jane talks about the speiculation that Kramer was let go having a vision that was too violent.
Well, Wayne Kramer is very dark, very extreme, which I personally like. But I know that Stallone is a bit more of a traditionalist. That doesn’t make it worse it just makes it different. Walter Hill for my money was the man to fulfill both. He can do great with character and he’s great with action. So he is the man…I hope they can still make a great film without me.
It is a shame because I like Thomas Jane and was very excited to see him opposite Stallone in this film. He also talks about a new project called The Lycan, which is "a gothic werewolf romance set in the late 1700s. it’s fuckin’ cool. It’s basically Alien, set in a castle, with werewolves," said Jane.
Be sure to check out the full interview at Collider.