Three weeks ago, it was announced that Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with aphasia and is stepping away from acting. There are still several Willis movies that have yet to be released, though, and one of them is the graphic novel adaptation Corrective Measures, which will be released through the Tubi streaming service on April 29th. With just over a week to go before the movie is available for viewing, a trailer has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.
Written, directed, and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Corrective Measures is based on a comic book that was published by Arcana Comics. The story is set in
San Tiburon, an Ubermax prison hidden in the Great Northwest, resided by monsters, cyborgs, and supervillains, all equipped with 24-hour power inhibitors and shock-collars. Most notorious among them is Julius “The Lobe” Loeb, a super genius sitting on an untraceable fortune. Warden Devlin is arguably as corrupt as his charges, with his sole interest in The Lobe’s riches, and has been trying to crack The Lobe for years without success. The fragile peace of the prison is thrown into chaos with the arrival of Payback, a murderous vigilante with red intentions on the entire prison community, and Diego Diaz, a driver on a trumped-up sentence. As tensions among the inmates and staff heighten, anarchy engulfs the prison and order is turned upside down. CORRECTIVE MEASURES is the story of an everyman’s journey into darkness, as the actions the guards and staff are forced to take at the prison slowly render them no better than the men and women at the prison.
Willis plays The Lobe, with Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Warden Devlin, Dan Payne (Watchmen) as Payback, and Brennan Mejia (Power Rangers) as Diego Diaz. Tom Cavanagh (The Flash), Kat Ruston (The 100), Kevin Zegers (Frozen), and Hayley Sales (Deadpool 2) are also in the cast.
O’Reilly had this to say about his film:
Corrective Measures is a project I’ve been wanting to see come to life from the pages of Arcana’s graphic novel series for a long time. Overseeing this project from script to screen has been an incredible journey, and to have my live-action directing debut at this level with so many talented cast and crew is truly a dream come true. Directing, writing and producing Corrective Measures was such an incredible experience and I cannot think of a better partner than Fox and Tubi for Arcana’s launch into live-action productions.”
I’m not familiar with the source material, but the movie looks interesting enough to me. How does Corrective Measures look to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Here’s an image of Willis and Rooker from the film: