The plot of Mel Gibson’s “Get the Gringo” (formerly “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”) has Gibson playing a bank robber who ends up in a Mexico prison where it’s said he “learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.” Well yeah, that’s kinda true, but it certainly appears as if that whole “prison” thing is just a minor detour for our hero, as the rest of the movie seems to take place outside the prison walls, where mucho violence, black humor, and shooting commences.
And if you’re expecting to see “Gringo” in theaters, you can forget about it. Gibson has struck a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to release the film direct to video on demand and DVD in the States. Apparently this is entirely Gibson’s idea, to see if he can create a new way to distribute movies since “Get the Gringo” is his and he can do whatever he wants with it. Or at least, that’s what Gibson’s camp is selling. Though I suspect the film will still open theatrical overseas, where Gibson’s name, especially in terms of action movies, still has some muscle.
You can look out for “Get the Gringo”, which co-stars Peter Stormare, Dean Norris, Bob Gunton, Scott Cohen, Sofía Sisniega, Patrick Bauchau, and directed by Adrian Grunberg, when it first lands exclusively on DirecTV starting May 1st, before broadening its reach to other avenues of VOD.
And oh yeah, the first trailer for the film is below. It actually looks a bit like a semi-sequel to Gibson’s “Payback” in terms of tone and style, actually…
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Via : Deadline