Mel Gibson narrates his way through the new trailer for “Get the Gringo.” While it may have been intended as Adrien Grunberg’s directorial debut after a long career as a first A.D., “Gringo” will always be known as Gibson’s first movie to go straight to VOD (via DirecTV May 1).
Grunberg wrote the script with Stacie Perskie and Gibson, who also financed the dark-humor action film. Originally titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” it’s the story of a career criminal who’s nabbed by Mexican authorities and thrown in jail, where a nine-year-old boy helps him survive.
Gibson’s last outing to the theatrical box office was Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver,” which made only $5 million worldwide. So, what we want to know: Will you watch this? Does it seem like VOD stepped up, or was this Gibson’s big step down?