Originally Published: December 28, 2004
I just found a great trailer for the new Bruce Willis action heist thriller Hostage. The film hasn’t been getting a lot of press yet, but it should be. It really goes back to his Mercury Rising and Die Hard (1) days. The director is Florent Emilio Siri. I did a search on good ole’ IMDB and he had previously been directing video games…interesting. To date, he’s done two Tom Clancey: Splinter Cell games. He also directed a little known French film called Nid de guêpes, also called The Nest.
Hostage is due out late next year and is being released by Miramax.
The story revolves around LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis), who devastated by a hostage situation which resulted in the deaths of a young mother and her child, who exits Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, they inadvertently pick the wrong house on the wrong day. The trio find themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town owned by an accountant. Panicked, the teenagers take the family hostage, placing Talley in exactly the kind of situation he never wanted to face again. Soon after, Talley readily hands authority of the hostage situation over to the Ventura County Sheriffs Department and leaves the scene. After it becomes clear that the Sheriff Department cannot handle the crisis, Talley is forced to resume the command he had abandoned where the stakes quickly evolve into hostage situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine.
Also, the director’s first film The Nest, is available for purchase RIGHT HERE »