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How Mel Gibson spent his summer hols...

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

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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... 


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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

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