Before his recently announced, tragic end to his career, Bruce Willis has completed a number of cheap action films. This includes “Fortress – Hour of Reckoning”, which is to be followed by two more parts. Here’s the trailer:
It was recently officially confirmed by his family that action star and cult actor Bruce Willis has had to retire due to ill health: he suffers from aphasia, a condition that affects Willis’s ability to speak and memorize lines. the Los Angeles Times had previously researched the star for a long time and documented how restricted his work was in the end: Willi’s days of shooting and his text were kept to a minimum and he sometimes used headphones through which he had his sentences whispered in his ear. One of his many recent projects is “Fortress – Judgment Day”.
Start of a trilogy
Apparently “Fortress” also belongs in the series of many cheaply produced actioners that Bruce Willis has been making non-stop for a few years and which unfortunately mark the end of his otherwise filled many great films career. “Fortress” is even the start of a whole trilogy.
In December 2021 it was said that this was already completely turned off IMDb the third part is still listed with the status “pre-production”. Accordingly, Willis could no longer stand in front of the camera. So it’s debatable if Willis will still be there (or maybe only in flashbacks with parts 1 and 2 archive footage?). In any case, Willis is definitely in “Fortress 2: Sniper’s Eye” and “Fortress 1”, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Germany on April 29, 2022even.
A CIA agent has to do it again: The story of “Fortress”
The official description of the rental company Splendid and the trailer are not entirely consistent as to whether the accommodation in Fortress is a retirement home or a “unique retreat for executives who need a fresh start”. Either way, Paul (Jesse Metcalfe), who is visiting his father there and wants to ask him for money, soon learns the truth about his estranged father Robert:
Leading a double life as a CIA agent, he’s now the target of mercenaries working for power-hungry gangster Balzary (Chad Michael Murray). Father and son flee to a secret shelter that gives the film its name. But even the safe house offers no real security and a fight for survival takes its course.