TCA: Bruce Willis to star in Tubi action film ‘Corrective Measures’
LOS ANGELES - Today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand service, announced the original movie event "Corrective Measures," starring action icon Bruce Willis.
The film, based on the Arcana Comics graphic novel of the same name, is the latest announced addition to Tubi’s growing roster of original films and television series. Over the coming year, that roster will swell to over 140 hours of all-new original material, a slate that a press release described as "being developed with a viewer-first approach around audiences’ pockets of passion."
Tubi is owned by the FOX Corporation.
Written and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly ("Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness"), "Corrective Measures" peers between the bars of fictional Ubermax prison San Tiburon, "the world’s most dangerous maximum-security penitentiary." Tensions mount between the staff and inmates — among them, "the world’s most treacherous superpowered criminals" — which leads to "anarchy that engulfs the prison" and turns the order of things upside down.
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Willis plays "Julius ‘The Lobe’ Loeb (Willis), a super genius sitting on an untraceable fortune," the prison’s most notorious inmate. In addition to Willis, the ensemble cast also includes genre-film favorite Michael Rooker ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), fresh off his appearance in James Gunn’s DC hit, "The Suicide Squad." Rooker appears as the prison’s corrupt warden, who’s spent years trying to pry the secret of The Lobe’s wealth from him."
Rooker and Willis appear alongside Tom Cavanagh ("The Flash"), Kat Ruston ("The 100"), Kevin Zegers ("Rebel") and Hayley Sales ("Deadpool 2").
The film is slated for release in Spring 2022.
Todd Masters of MastersFX ("Predator," "Child’s Play," "Legion") will head character and creature design — no small task for a film that prominently features "monsters, cyborgs, and supervillains, all equipped with 24-hour power inhibitors and shock-collars." Jas Boparai, Corey Large, Johnny Messner and Steven Eads serve as executive producers. Michelle O'Reilly serves as producer.
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Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi, said of the project:
The film 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," said O'Reilly, adding:
Tubi also offered a first look at the film with these images:
CORRECTIVE MEASURES: Bruce Willis in CORRECTIVE MEASURES slated for release Spring of 2022. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Daniel Delgado/FOX for TUBI
CORRECTIVE MEASURES: Michael Rooker in CORRECTIVE MEASURES slated for release Spring of 2022. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Serguei Bachlakov/FOX for TUBI
Coverage of the Television Critics Association press tour continues throughout the week.
About Tubi: Tubi has more than 35,000 movies and television series from over 250 content partners, including every major studio, in addition to the largest offering of free live local and national news channels in streaming. The platform gives fans of entertainment, news and sports an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at http://www.tubi.tv/.
Tubi is owned by the FOX Corporation.
About the writer: Allison Shoemaker is a Chicago-based pop-culture critic and journalist. She is the author of "How TV Can Make You Smarter," and a member of the Television Critics Association and the Chicago Film Critics Association. She is also a producer and co-host for the Podlander Presents network of podcasts. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @allisonshoe. Allison is a Tomatometer-approved Top Critic on Rotten Tomatoes.