Bruce Willis stars as a bounty hunter trying to take down John Travolta in Paradise City trailer 

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Bruce Willis was reunited with his former costar John Travolta in the action-packed trailer for their upcoming film Paradise City.

The action film, which will be released on November 11, is one of several that Willis, 67, completed before his family announced in March that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.

The movie also appears to be the first major collaboration between Willis and Travolta, 68, in a feature film since they starred in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime classic Pulp Fiction.

New movie: Bruce Willis, 67, was reunited with his former costar John Travolta, 68, in the action-packed trailer for their upcoming film Paradise City. The film is one of several Willis completed before announcing his retirement in March due to an aphasia diagnosis

New movie: Bruce Willis, 67, was reunited with his former costar John Travolta, 68, in the action-packed trailer for their upcoming film Paradise City. The film is one of several Willis completed before announcing his retirement in March due to an aphasia diagnosis

Willis stars in the film as an aging bounty hunter taking on one of his most dangerous missions yet in Hawaii. After he is shot and presumed dead, his son Ryan (Blake Jenner) teams up with his father’s former partner (Stephen Dorff) to hunt down his killers, all while dealing with a sadistic crime lord (Travolta)

The trailer, which was released on Wednesday, opens with Willis on a gorgeous Hawaiian coast as he pushes a man with a black bag over his head.

Then a group of armed men suddenly drive up to a hill overlooking the beach, and Willis turns to face them with the hooded man on the ground at his feet.

‘My name is Ian Swan. This man is my prisoner!’ he shouts at the men as they train guns on him.

Taking the law in his own hands: Willis plays the bounty hunter Ian Swan, who is confronted by armed men while taking a prisoner on a Hawaiian beach

Taking the law in his own hands: Willis plays the bounty hunter Ian Swan, who is confronted by armed men while taking a prisoner on a Hawaiian beach

Showdown: He holds a hand gun to the masked man's head, but then the men surrounding them open fire, so he trains his assault rifle at them and begins picking them off one by one, even as he appears to have been shot

Showdown: He holds a hand gun to the masked man’s head, but then the men surrounding them open fire, so he trains his assault rifle at them and begins picking them off one by one, even as he appears to have been shot

He holds a hand gun to the masked man’s head, but then the men surrounding them open fire, so he trains his assault rifle at them and begins picking them off one by one.

Swan appears to have been shot based on a bloody circle on his white shirt, and the action cuts away, suggesting he may not have survived the fire fight. 

The action cuts to his son Ryan Swan (Jenner) meeting up with Dorff’s character Robbie Cole in hopes of avenging his father.

They’re also joined by a detective (Praya Lundberg) who is joining in on the case.

After Ryan brawls with some of the other men working with Robbie, they reach a detente.

‘Your dad and I used to work together. He made a lot of enemies,’ Robbie says. 

The action cuts to his son Ryan Swan (Blake Jenner) meeting up with Stephen Dorff's character Robbie Cole in hopes of avenging his father

The action cuts to his son Ryan Swan (Blake Jenner) meeting up with Stephen Dorff’s character Robbie Cole in hopes of avenging his father

Colleagues:'Your dad and I used to work together. He made a lot of enemies,' Robbie says

Colleagues: ‘Your dad and I used to work together. He made a lot of enemies,’ Robbie says

‘He was tracking a real whale of a bounty,’ he continues, as Travolta’s crime lord is first seen on screen.

He’s seen in flashback having a drink with Willis’ character.

‘Are you dangerous?’ Travolta asks.

‘Not to my friends,’ Willis replies.

‘Well that’s too bad, because I have enough friends.’

Dorff’s character then reveals that Travolta’s character runs the ‘biggest meth operation in the Midwest.’

Around a campfire, Willis adds that he ‘helped make Maui the international drug port,’ while Travolta is seen throwing a party.

The bad guy:'He was tracking a real whale of a bounty,' he continues, as Travolta's crime lord is first seen on screen. Dorff's character reveals that Travolta's character runs the'biggest meth operation in the Midwest'

The bad guy: ‘He was tracking a real whale of a bounty,’ he continues, as Travolta’s crime lord is first seen on screen. Dorff’s character reveals that Travolta’s character runs the ‘biggest meth operation in the Midwest’

Bad news: Around a campfire, Willis adds that he'helped make Maui the international drug port,' while Travolta is seen throwing a party

Bad news: Around a campfire, Willis adds that he ‘helped make Maui the international drug port,’ while Travolta is seen throwing a party

Advice: Travolta and the younger Swan then have a meeting in a car, where he advises him to leave'this island and never come back.'

Advice: Travolta and the younger Swan then have a meeting in a car, where he advises him to leave ‘this island and never come back.’

Travolta and the younger Swan then have a meeting in a car, where he advises him to leave ‘this island and never come back.’ 

He doesn’t take his advice, however, and Ryan is seen driving up to an island on a yellow speed boat, with the detective accompanying him in a pink bikini.

Next, he is disguised as a member of one of Travolta’s parties as he beats a man unconscious so that he falls into a pool. 

Travolta’s character appears to have captured Robbie in the meantime, and he has one of his henchmen punch him while he’s seated across from him at a table. 

Back for more: He doesn't take his advice, however, and tries to track him down

Back for more: He doesn’t take his advice, however, and tries to track him down

Arrival: Ryan is seen driving up to an island on a yellow speed boat, with the detective accompanying him in a pink bikini

Arrival: Ryan is seen driving up to an island on a yellow speed boat, with the detective accompanying him in a pink bikini

Fist fight: Next, he is disguised as a member of one of Travolta's parties as he beats a man unconscious so that he falls into a pool

Fist fight: Next, he is disguised as a member of one of Travolta’s parties as he beats a man unconscious so that he falls into a pool

In a bad position: Travolta's character appears to have captured Robbie in the meantime, and he has one of his henchmen punch him while he's seated across from him at a table

In a bad position: Travolta’s character appears to have captured Robbie in the meantime, and he has one of his henchmen punch him while he’s seated across from him at a table

The trailer then ends with quick cuts of actions scenes, leading to a man being thrown from a high balcony.

It is capped off with a confrontation on the beach between Willis and Travolta, with both drawing guns.

‘Are you too stupid to die? You’ve been chasing me for 10 years,’ Travolta says.

‘I’m a little OCD,’ Willis jokes as the trailer ends.

Paradise City will be released in theaters and digitally on November 11.

High octane: The trailer then ends with quick cuts of actions scenes, leading to a man being thrown from a high balcony

High octane: The trailer then ends with quick cuts of actions scenes, leading to a man being thrown from a high balcony

The big gundown: It is capped off with a confrontation on the beach between Willis and Travolta, with both drawing guns.'Are you too stupid to die? You've been chasing me for 10 years,' Travolta says.'I'm a little OCD,' Willis jokes

The big gundown: It is capped off with a confrontation on the beach between Willis and Travolta, with both drawing guns. ‘Are you too stupid to die? You’ve been chasing me for 10 years,’ Travolta says. ‘I’m a little OCD,’ Willis jokes

Coming soon: Paradise City will be released in theaters and digitally on November 11

Coming soon: Paradise City will be released in theaters and digitally on November 11

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