I mean really… AGAIN? No one saw Machine Gun Preacher with Gerard Butler as a born again former drug dealer, passing out Bibles and bullets among his poor starving African flock. It came and went in a week at the theaters. So who would do another one? Director Ridley Scott, that’s who; he’s reportedly signed on to produce and direct a film with Butler, about a failed coup against the president of Equatorial Guinea.
The unititled film will be based on the real life 2004 story of Simon Mann, a British mercenary who led the coup but was caught in Zimbabwe. He was tried and sentenced to prison for five years there, but then was extradited to Equatorial Guinea where he received a sentence for another 34 years.
Five years later, he received a presidential pardon on “humanitarian grounds” and was allowed to return to England.
Can’t wait for this one and I’ll bet neither can you…