We don’t know just what role he’ll be playing, but Robert Rodriguez is close to landing Mel Gibson for a supporting role in the sequel Machete Kills. Gibson was recently revealed as a wishlist actor for Rodriguez, who is assembling the cast for an action film that sees Machete working for the US Government. Now the actor is in real talks for the film, which will shoot later this year. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
Yesterday’s big news was that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-promised Sin City sequel was on its way, but that’s actually just one of two sequels Rodriguez has in the works. The filmmaker is also prepping for Machete Kills, the sequel to his 2010 thriller Machete, and is in the process of looking for fresh blood to join returning star Danny Trejo. Among the names reportedly being courted are Mel Gibson and Michelle Williams. More after the jump.
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We just got a look at Get the Gringo, an action film that Mel Gibson co-wrote, financed and starred in. But fans undeterred by the actors offscreen actions might still be hoping for an update on another movie that was announced right around the same time Gibson started work on Get the Gringo. That other project was a Viking epic, and a film for which Gibson said he wanted to work partially in a bygone version of the Norse language.
Turns out that Viking movie isn’t dead. While the update we have is minor, for those hoping to see the film one day, it is probably a lot better than nothing. Read More »
As a title for an action comedy about a guy who acquires or steals a bunch of money, runs to Mexico and ends up in prison south of the border, How I spent My Summer Vacation was cute, but maybe not quite perfect in communicating what the movie is really like. So the Mel Gibson movie, which been on the shelf for a while, is now called Get the Gringo.
The film was shot almost two years ago from a script penned by Gibson, with Adrian Grunberg co-writing and directing and Stacy Perskie producing. Both have worked as part of Gibson’s directorial staff in the past (first and second A.D., respectively), and the film market their promotions to more powerful roles, with Gibson financing the movie.
The movie has sat around for a while, but that may or may not be indicative of quality. Mel Gibson has had a few problems, and his films Edge of Darkness and The Beaver weren’t exactly roaring comebacks. But the distribution for Get the Gringo won’t be typical: Gibson’s Icon Productions made a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to put the movie on DirecTV on May 1 and then VOD, digital download and blu-ray later this year.
But what does the movie look like? Check out a trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
Maybe it’s just because I got a cat this year — the first living, breathing creature I’ve owned since I failed to keep a hamster alive circa 1995 — but I couldn’t help noticing that the films of 2011 featured some damn great animals. Some were the stars of their films, like Rango (Johnny Depp) in Rango, while others played second fiddle to less interesting, or at least less adorable, human stars, like Rosie (Tai) in Water for Elephants, but all deserve special mention in my book.
And yeah, okay, the fact that they also serve as a convenient excuse to post cute animal photos during a slow news week happens to a nice little bonus as well. Read on after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by David Chen
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss Mel Gibson’s next sure-to-be-controversial product, praise the brilliance of Children’s Hospital, get disappointed by the studio feel of Warrior, and wonder whether or not Attack the Block is a perfect movie. Guest Alison Willmore joins us from Movieline and AV Club.
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Is this an expression of genuine artistic interest, a motion of real penance, or a calculated move? Mel Gibson, a man who in 2006 told a cop “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” is teaming with Showgirls writer Joe Eszterhas on a script about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee. Depending upon how that script turns out, Gibson may direct and act in the resulting film. Read More »
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The Beaver may not have been quite the comeback that Mel Gibson wanted, but it was probably the comeback that he deserved. Still, signs point to the fact that the film’s relative under-performance is due less to disdain for the actor and more towards a general sense of disinterest and lack of awareness about the film. For real comeback action Mel Gibson will probably have to work in a genre that has more potential for audience impact. How about some form of buddy comedy — that being the format that defined one stage of his career thanks to the Lethal Weapon films? Indeed, he is now in talks to join the buddy heist comedy Sleight of Hand, which has Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu and Thomas Jane set for smaller roles. Read More »