"Initially, Mr. Kramer was hired to direct a dark comedy; however his vision was much darker and exceptionally more violent than how the project was originally conceived. It was decided that it would be better for everyone to move on and consequently Mr. Kramer was dismissed by producers earlier this week. There were no volatile clashes, it was simply a professional parting of the ways."
With Wayne Kramer gone, Sly's top choice to replace him is Director Walter Hill (48 Hrs. The Warriors). Sly had the following to say about Hill's possible involvement:
"I completely respect Walter's incredible body of work and hopefully this legendary director will become attached to the project."
According to Deadline, the source of the story, Walter Hill is just among many directors being considered at this point. So far Sylvester Stallone is still the only actor attached to the project. Headshot revolves around a hitman played by Stallone teaming with a young NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads all the way to the power corridors of Washington, DC. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge. The film is scheduled to being production this summer with Sly beginning work on Expendables 2 following the completion of filming.