Let’s face it, you always kinda figured that there was something a little wrong with Woody Harrelson, and now you have proof: he thinks he’s a superhero. Or, actually, his character in Peter Stebbings’ “The Defendor” thinks he’s a superhero, so of course he dresses up in a homemade costume and goes out to fight crime. Lot of that happening nowadays, as Matthew Vaughn can tell you. Check out the trailer and a clip from “The Defendor”, plus some images below.
Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson), a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defendor, and combs the city streets at night in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry. In his attempts to combat crime and bring down Captain Industry, a drug and weapons dealer who he mistakenly blames for the death of his mother, Defendor ends up befriending a young prostitute, Katerina Debrofkowitz (Kat Dennings). Armed with unconventional weapons of mass confusion, aided by his new friend, and putting his life on the line, Defendor proves that everyone is capable of making a difference.
Starring Kat Dennings, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Sandra Oh, Lisa Ray, Kristin Booth, Michael Kelly, Charlotte Sullivan, Lyriq Bent, and written and directed by Peter Stebbings.
The film is currently doing the festival circuit.