Bruce Willis just won’t learn his lesson about space. After his journey to an asteroid in 1998’s Armageddon, you’d think he’d stay on Earth. But his latest sci-fi film, Breach, has Willis returning to space and this time instead of asteroids, he’s got aliens to deal with.
Breach – which was formerly known as Anti Life – follows a ship of over 300,000 passengers as they leave Earth on their way to the aptly titled New Earth. Along the way, the group is attacked by an alien force, which looks to be acting as a parasite of sorts to the passengers, turning them into howling, black-tongued monsters. Bruce Willis will play Clay Young, a man who is used to space travel and is ready to blast these aliens back to where they came from.
Breach director John Suits is no stranger to space, as his last film 2019’s 3022 starred Omar Epps, Kate Walsh, and Angus Macfadyen as a group of astronauts who wake up in deep space to learn that Earth is at extinction level. Suits is probably best known for his producing work, having worked on the horror comedies Cheap Thrills and Mad Milo in 2013. Suits also recently worked with Bruce Willis on the DieHard is Back short, which put Willis’ John McClane character in a commercial for the DieHard battery brand.
Beyond Bruce Willis, Breach has a pretty solid cast. Riverdale and Daybreak actor Cody Kearsley is playing the aptly-named Noah aboard this space ark. Noah is a junior mechanic who is about to become a father that joins Willis’ Clay Young in trying to stop this unknown alien threat. Also rounding out the cast is Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Callan Mulvey, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’s Rachel Nichols, and former Punisher and vegan police officer Thomas Jane.
Breach is actually the third movie Bruce Willis has released this year. In May, Willis released Survive the Night, which costarred Chad Michael Murray. In August, Willis costarred with Jesse Metcalfe in Hard Kill, in which Willis played a billionaire tech CEO that hired a group of mercenaries to protect a dangerous piece of technology.
In addition to a packed 2020, Bruce Willis already has two other films wrapped and ready to go. Willis finished filming Midnight in the Switchgrass earlier this year, alongside Emile Hirsch, Megan Fox, and Lukas Haas. The film is based on the true story of Texas’ most dangerous serial killer, and Willis plays FBI agent Karl Helter who accidentally falls into the path of the murderer. Willis has another science fiction film on the way with Cosmic Sin, which also wrapped earlier this year with Frank Grillo and Luke Wilson.
At the very least, Bruce Willis’ return to space with Breach looks to give him a bit more of a fighting chance this time around, since unlike giant asteroids, it looks like aliens can be taken down by huge guns. Breach will be released to buy or rent on December 18, and will also be available in select theaters.