Joe Carnahan Interview boss level

There are certain directors who could easily be a character in one of their own movies. Joe Carnahan is one of those filmmakers. He’s got an energy and personality that would feel right at home in his more fast-talking, adrenaline-fueled movies. Of course, Carnahan starred in his first movie, Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, and appeared in his bombastic popcorn movie The A-Team, as well as his one night-gone-wrong in Los Angeles film, Stretch. 

When you talk to the director, you hear the same voice we hear in his work, including his latest movie, Boss LevelIt’s an action movie set in a time loop in which Carnahan gets to kill his latest movie’s producer, Frank Grillo, over and over again. Last year, the director behind Ticker reunited with Grillo for the already-in-the-can, Copshop. Recently, we talked to the filmmaker about his latest movie, both his madcap and dramatic work, streaming, and collaborating with Grillo and, controversially, Mel Gibson.

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Boss Level Trailer

Last year, Hulu gave us a charming romance with a time loop twist in the form of Palm Springs, one of our favorite movies of 2020. This year, director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) is mixing up the time loop formula at Hulu in another way by giving us big, brutal action sequences in Boss Level.

Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) stars in Boss Level as a special forces agent who is being forced to relive the day of his murder over and over again. Sick of being blown up, stabbed, dragged, set on fire, shot and decapitated, he finally gets some outside help in order to survive so he can stop this endless loop of death and save his ex-wife (Naomi Watts). But he’ll have to face Mel Gibson in order to do it. Watch the Boss Level trailer below. Read More »

boss level release date

Joe Carnahan‘s action film Boss Level has been waiting since 2019 for someone to release it, and now Hulu has finally set a date: March 5. The time loop film features Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts, and follows a former special forces agent who keeps repeating the same day: the day of his murder. Which means this is less like Groundhog Day, and more like Happy Death Day.

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boss level release

Boss Level, the latest from Narc and The Grey director Joe Carnahan, has been sitting around waiting for a distributor since 2019. The sci-fi action flick that stars Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson was originally scheduled to arrive in August 2019, but it missed its release date and has been without a home ever since Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, who purchased the film in 2018, dropped it. Now, Boss Level will have a second chance, thanks to Hulu. The streaming service just signed an eight-figure deal for United States distribution rights to the film.

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copshop

Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo, the leading men of our dirtbag cinema dreams, are teaming up for the ultimate in B-movie action thrillers: a crime thriller directed by The Grey filmmaker Joe Carnahan titled Copshop.

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the raid remake update

What’s going on with The Raid remake? The project was announced back in 2011, but has yet to materialize (which might not be such a bad thing). Well, now there’s an update from director Joe Carnahan that reveals the film is still happening, and it has a new title. But that’s not all – the movie Carnahan is making is technically no longer a remake of The Raid. Confused yet?

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Boss Level

Have you heard of Boss Level? It wouldn’t be surprising if you haven’t because it’s a movie produced by the now-defunct MoviePass that doesn’t yet have a release date. But this is an action-packed new movie from Smokin’ Aces and The Grey director Joe Carnahan that follows Frank Grillo as a retired special forces veteran trapped in a never-ending time loop resulting in his death every day. Instead of taking this scenario lying down, this guy has developed an incredible mastery of his skills as a soldier and how to utilize the world around him. It certainly sounds interesting and there’s a little bit of early buzz that indicates this movie is a hell of a lot of fun. Read More »

Leo from Toledo Movie

Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo already teamed up with The A-Team director Joe Carnahan for a sci-fi action thriller called Boss Level. You haven’t seen that movie yet (pictured above) because it’s still in post-production, but apparently the experience for all of them was a positive one, because they’re getting back together for another movie.

Leo from Toledo will have Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo back in front of the camera for a fairly typical action thriller premise that will have Joe Carnahan returning to direct. So what’s the story about? Read More »

Joe Carnahan interview

Joe Carnahan has once again produced a slick crime movie with El Chicano.Stunt coordinator Ben Hernandez Bray, who worked on The Grey and performed stunts in a long list of major films, co-wrote the script with Carnahan and makes his directorial debut with the Latino-led superhero movie. It’s a $6 million movie that, like Carnahan’s work, stretches every dollar of its budget.

It’s a superhero movie crossed with a gritty crime film, set in East Los Angeles. Carnahan’s is clearly pleased the film will get its due and play in theaters, especially after studios were resistant and sometimes tone def. When we recently spoke to Carnahan, he told us about how cathartic the project was, how the headache of Bad Boys III led him to El Chicano, his advice for first-time filmmakers, and more.

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the raid remake

When the scrappy Indonesian martial arts thriller The Raid: Redemption became an instant action classic in 2011, it seemed inevitable that a Hollywood remake would be on its way. Lo and behold, Frank Grillo soon signed on to star in The Raid remake, and director Joe Carnahan signed on three years later. But that was in 2017, and since then, we’ve heard nary a peep about The Raid remake.

But don’t worry, Carnahan is here to assure us that The Raid remake is still happening, in a new interview where he reveals the plot details of his English-language “reimagining” of Gareth Evans‘ hit film.

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