Bruce Willis to revisit Cincinnati as star in new action thriller

Bruce Willis to revisit Cincinnati as star in new action thriller

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - After filming the movie "Marauders" in Cincinnati last September, Bruce Willis will return to the Queen City to star in the action thriller "First Kill."

"First Kill" reunites Willis with "Marauders" director Steven C. Miller.

Willis will play a police chief trying to solve a kidnapping case, according to

Production is slated to begin in late August in Cincinnati.

Earlier this month, Miller hinted to FOX19 NOW the possibility of being back in Cincinnati to film another movie.

The company producing and financing the movie, Emmett/Furla/Oasis, is about to start production next week in Cincinnati on "The Life and Times of John Gotti."

The film, announced Wednesday, features "Entourage's" Kevin Connolly directing John Travolta as the late crime boss Gotti.

Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law the revised Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, which raises the annual movie production incentive cap to $40 million.  The cap was $5 million per project.

It also changes the incentive rate to 30 percent on all production dollars spent in Ohio.

"We are excited that Governor Kasich has singed this legislation that will bring even more film business to Greater Cincinnati," said Kristen Erwin Schlotman, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission.  Because of this incentive, we'll be able to complete with any location around the country for major motion picture productions."

According to an economic impact study conducted by the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, the film commission has generated more than $54 million dollars for the local economy and has created nearly 9,000 jobs through motion picture and television productions over the last two years.

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