Full poster below…
I was going to post this without comment, figuring I’d wait and watch to see what kind of reaction it gets from others first, but, really? I’ve already expressed my ambivalence with regards to this upcoming movie, but seriously, really?
Is this a real film, or a parody of past films like it? I know it’s based on a true story, but, I’m sorry folks, because this poster makes me want to run the other way, fast!
Gerard Butler, Souleymane Sy Savane whom most will remember from 2008’s Goodbye Solo, and others, star in Hollywood’s latest All hail the white man offering, titled Machine Gun Preacher. The film is based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds faith leading him on a path to East Africa. Shocked by the mayhem in Sudan, Childers becomes a crusader for hundreds of refugee children, and in the process, restores peace to their lives and eventually his own.
The film will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month before hitting screens in Los Angeles and New York on September 23rd, and will expand to other cities afterward.
Maybe Gerard Butler is vying for an Oscar with this role.
Here’s the full poster; the more I look at it the sillier it becomes; I’m laughing right now: