Bruce Willis plays a retired officer against a group of criminals in “Fortress”

Bruce Willis plays a retired officer against a group of criminals in "Fortress"

It is sad to say because the man was one of the most exciting action icons of the 1990s, but the career choices Bruce Willis is taking are turning him into a parody of what he used to be and crushing the little bit of credibility he had left. His latest work is the action thriller Fortress (2021) coming out in December.

In this dazzling action cyber-thriller, Bruce Willis plays Robert, a retired CIA agent living at a secret resort in the woods. One day, his estranged son drives to the camp for a visit — but he’s followed by Robert’s old nemesis, Balzary. As the site is besieged by Balzary’s attack squad, father and son retreat to a high-tech bunker. But are its steel walls and advanced weapons powerful enough to match Balzary’s bloodthirsty plans for revenge?

Together with Willis, another 1990s star that is not in her best career moments, Shannen Doherty of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000) and Charmed (1998–2006) fame, is acting in a supporting role. Chad Michael Murray, Jesse Metcalfe, Kelly Greyson, Ser’Darius Blain, Sean Kanan, Natalie Burn, Luis Da Silva Jr., Michael Sirow, and Katalina Viteri complete the main cast.

Fortress (2021) has been directed by James Cullen Bressack, responsible for a large amount of action and horror titles including My Pure Joy (2011), Hate Crime (2012), 13/13/13 (2013), To Jennifer (2013), Pernicious (2014), Deadly Reunion (2016), Bethany (2017), Blood Craft (2019), Beyond the Law (2019), and the segment “Dr. Suess’s There’s a Wocket in My Pocket” in Troma’s Grindsploitation (2016). Alan Horsnail, the writer of another Bruce Willis action flick Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021), has been behind the screenplay.

The movie is Rated R for violence and language, and it is scheduled for a release in selected theaters and on digital on December 17, 2021, by Lionsgate. Watch here the official trailer for Fortress (2021).


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