Bruce Willis and John Travolta reunite onscreen as bitter rivals in upcoming action movie Paradise City … 27 years after classic roles in Pulp Fiction
John Travolta and Bruce Willis were nothing short of film gold when they starred in Quentin Tarantino’s now classic black comedy, Pulp Fiction (1994).
Fast-forward 27 years, and the two legendary leading men will reunite onscreen in the upcoming action movie, Paradise City.
Production of the film, billed as “ similar to Miami Vice but with bounty hunters instead of police, ” kicks off Monday in Maui, Hawaii, according to Deadline.
27 years later! John Travolta and Bruce Willis will face each other in the upcoming action movie Paradise City
Willis, 66, plays a renegade bounty hunter named Ryan Swan, who takes revenge on the Hawaiian crime scene.
Swan’s attention would be particularly focused on one of the crime chapters, played by Travolta, 67, when the gangster has his father murdered.
Thai actress Praya Lundberg, 32, will be performing opposite Willis and Travolta in the female lead of the film, which will be directed by Chuck Russell.
Different face-offs: Willis and Travolta lit up the screen in Pulp Fiction as boxer Butch Coolidge and Mafia enforcer Vincent Vega respectively
Breakthrough hit! Travolta’s role as a drug-addicted hitman would revive his acting career and lead to his second Academy Award nomination; he played alongside Samuel L. Jackson
The Illinois native has previously directed such hits as The Mask (1994), Eraser (1996) and The Scorpion King (2002) during his five-decade Hollywood career.
The last time Willis and Travolta played side by side was when they lit up the screen in Pulp Fiction as boxer Butch Coolidge and Mafia enforcer Vincent Vega, respectively.
Many people would agree: Travolta played the drug-addicted hit man to perfection; it would revive his acting career and lead to his second Academy Award nomination.
Championship performance: Willis’ role as Butch the boxer saw him fight all his battles outside the ring, with the likes of gangster Marsellus Wallace, whom he teamed up with to fight Zed, Gimp and Maynard
And who could forget Willis as Butch, in his fight with gangster Marsellus Wallace (played by Ving Rhames), and the pair’s ultimate showdown with the creepy Zed, Maynard and the leather-clad Gimp.
Willis and Travolta were also involved in 1989’s Look Who’s Talking and 1990’s Look Who’s Talking Too, but Willis only voiced baby Mikey’s character against Travolta’s James.
To put their respective careers in perspective in money exchanges, Willis has made more than $ 9.4 billion at the box office worldwide from his feature film credits, while Travolta’s feature films collected more than $ 3.8 billion worldwide.
Massive: Willis has collected more than $ 9.4 billion at the box office worldwide in its feature film credits, while Travolta’s features have collected more than $ 3.8 billion worldwide; old friends and colleagues are photographed in 2007