If you’re not familiar with John Milius, he’s the Hollywood wunderkind who wrote Apocalypse Now, wrote and directed Conan The Barbarian and Red Dawn, and who once demanded to be paid for a rewrite of Dirty Harry in firearms. Somewhere between John Huston and a Wolverine, he’s not an easy man to track down, but filmmakers Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson managed to do exactly that for Milius, their new documentary about his life and Hollywood career.
As demonstrated by this clip, which kicks off with Mike Medavoy, United Artists' VP of production at the time of Apocalypse Now, they’ve done more than that: they also tracked down some of his peers to chip in with insights and memories of the man. (OK, technically Milius is still in the movie business, but we think he’s currently wrestling bears somewhere.)
Milius played to appreciative audiences at SXSW and the London Film Festival and will released at select UK cinemas on November 1. Head here for the fill trailer.