Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Mortdecai Character Posters Arrive
Johnny Depp does his best Mortdecai face
Jeremy Renner Talks Matt Damon And Bourne
'I love the idea of Greengrass and Damon'
New Imitation Game Trailer Lands Online
Benedict Cumberbatch's Enigma variations
Warner Bros. Planning I Am Legend Reboot
It could be the start of a new, Will Smith-free franchise
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
01 August 2014
Latest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
Bang and blame
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Machete Kills (2013)
Empire Star Rating
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Beaver (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Edge Of Darkness (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Get The Gringo Trailer Online
How Mel Gibson spent his summer hols...

31 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Mel Gibson's much touted big comeback with last year's dark comedy The Beaver might have fizzled at the box office, but he'll be hoping for better results with his next film, Get The Gringo, which finds him squarely back in action man mode. Take a look at the trailer below.

Now, we say box office, but from the sounds of the announcement picked up by Deadline, Gringo will be bypassing cinemas altogether in favour of a risky gamble with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on Video-On-Demand and Blu-Ray releases. It'll arrive, in the US, at least, on DirecTV May 1 and then hit other US telly providers' VOD services once DTV's exclusive period is up. After that will come the usual disc/digital download opportunities.

Formerly known as How I Spent My Summer Vacation, the film itself finds Gibson in Lethal Weapon territory, with a blend of violence, laughs and Mel beating people up (or getting hit himself) that Gibson co-wrote with director Adrian Grunberg. He plays Driver (we've heard that handle before...), a criminal who smashes across the border to Mexico during a high speed car chase with the authorities. Picked up by the local cops, he's thrown in a brutal Mexican slammer and from there mixes with dangerous gangster types while wooing a beautiful, troubled woman and bonding slowly with her son.

Lionsgate UK has the film over here, and plans to release it on May 11. There's no indication yet that this new deal will change that plan... 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Samantha Barks Is Les Mis' Eponine
From stage to screen...
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Mel is the Man!!!
There isn't a person who ever lived that hasn't had problems or made a mistake a few mistakes. And very few are as talented as auld Mel. Give the the guy a break. They can forgive a pervert, but not an addict??? More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 03:36 on 03 February 2012 | Report This Post

Mel is the Man!!!
There isn't a person who ever lived that hasn't had problems or made a mistake a few mistakes. And very few are as talented as auld Mel. Give the the guy a break. They can forgive a pervert, but not an addict??? More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 03:36 on 03 February 2012 | Report This Post

Welcome Back, Mel
Mel should be careful releasing stuff straight to Blu-Ray and video on demand, he might never get back to cinema releases. He's said stupid things when he was drunk and angry, but we all make mistakes and he should be forgiven. He's an Oscar-winning director and a fine actor and it would be a shame to lose him. More

Posted by BenTramer at 08:37 on 01 February 2012 | Report This Post

Looks great fun - though it looks more as if Quentin Tarantino has directed it rather than Adam Grunberg. More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 07:46 on 01 February 2012 | Report This Post

Yeaaahh Mel!
Now THAT is more like it! Looks like it could be fun. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 21:42 on 31 January 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Hateful Eight - The Story So Far
We delve into the short but tangled history of Quentin Tarantino’s latest

Gallery: Unseen Star Wars Poster Concept Artwork
JW Rinzler takes us through a history of the franchise in jaw-dropping art

The Future Of Film: Lasers Will Save 3D (If Your Cinema Is Big Enough)
Big will be beautiful in the brave new world of frickin' laser beam projection

The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)