It’s been a long wait to see Frank Grillo throwdown against Mel Gibson in Boss Level, but now the time-loop action flick finally has a release date. Hulu will release Joe Carnahan’s film on March 5th, nearly a decade since the director announced he was working on it.
Boss Level stars Grillo as Roy Pulver, an ex-special forces agent trapped in a government program that has him stuck in a timeloop always leading to his death. The only way to stop is to find Colonel Clive Ventor (Gibson), the guy leading the shadowy program, but to do it he’ll need to defeat waves of assassins standing in the way. Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, Will Sasso, Annabelle Wallis, Rob Gronkowski, and Ken Jeong co-star.
The road has been tough for Boss Level, which Carnahan first announced back in 2012 when it was titled Continue. Originally set up at 20th Century Fox, the film could never get off the ground there, but was picked up by Entertainment Studios in 2018 which is when shooting began. It’s been almost a year since a special screening was held, but only a few months later the movie was dropped. Hulu picked up the rights in November 2020 as part of a big-money deal.
And now let’s just hope all of this waiting has been worth it. There’s been a ton of hype surrounding Boss Level, praising the insane high-energy action and Carnahan’s novel use of the Groundhog Day premise. At the same time, I’ve spoken to some people who attended the screening and were not impressed. I don’t know what to believe, but I’m excited to finally see this movie and judge for myself.