‘Get the Gringo’ Trailer: Mel Gibson Looks for Payback in Mexico

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 24th, 2012 at 7:33 am,

Get the Gringo Trailer starring Mel Gibson Get the Gringo Trailer: Mel Gibson Looks for Payback in Mexico

Mel Gibson’s next movie won’t be one you see in theaters (at least in the U.S.), as the star actor/director/controversy magnet will try a new distribution model out by debuting his new starring-vehicle, Get the Gringo, on Video On Demand.

Today we have the trailer for Get the Gringo to share, and it looks like Mel may be back in Lethal Weapon and Payback mode, with this new action/comedy from first-time feature director, Adrian Grunberg.

In the film, Gibson plays a character billed only as “Driver” (no relation to Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive), a crook who gets his hands on a fat stash of cash, and tries to abscond with it over the border into Mexico. Unfortunately, Driver’s border crossing is less than pleasant, and his reception by the locals is even less so. Driver quickly finds himself bereft of his stash, which leaves him on a mission for revenge and property recovery that is only further complicated by his relationship with a local woman and her son.

Check out the trailer for Get the Gringo:

To me this film looks like Payback crossed with The Mexican, and while that combination may sound somewhat derivative on paper, this trailer makes the film actually look like a surprisingly solid piece of work from both Gibson and his director, Grunberg. Gibson’s offscreen scandals have diminished his appeal as a box office draw, but the man has enough fans that a VoD release may ultimately prove to be a very savvy move on his part.

While Grunberg is taking on his first feature, he does have very extensive experience in the industry, having been a Second Unit or Assistant Director on big films like Amores Perros, Traffic, Man on Fire, Master and Commander, Legend of Zorro - not to mention the work he’s done assisting Gibson with films like Apocalypto and Edge of Darkness. The script was a collaboration between Gibson, Grunberg and production-assistant-turned-first-time-screenwriter, Stacy Perskie.

You can Get the Gringo on Video on Demand services in the U.S. starting on May 1, 2012. For release dates in other markets, go HERE.

Source: Fox Connect

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  1. looks like it might be kinda good

  2. Looks awesome

  3. It looks good. Ill see it. Ill also see it Cu’s he shot parts of the movie miles from where I live. But looks good

  4. I see everything mel Gibson directs or stars in.. Can’t wait till he directs that Viking movie hes been talking about for a decade now. Come on mel get behind that directors chair again!

  5. Looks like the director and/or writer watched every Gibson & Willis action movie and cloned the best parts. What’s different the toute la scène? That might be enough if it’s authentic, if not it might catch the youth market, but Gibson is getting long in the tooth and us old watchers might or might not be receptive depending on the nostalgia factor…

  6. Screenrant definately needs a spell check program for Easter…”boarder”?

    • You ‘definately’ need one too.

    • @Lord Bloodraven – I wrote this article nearly two hours after my shift was over becuase it needed doing. The sheer amount of work I read and edit in a day to keep this site going is staggering. I get fatigued, I start making mistakes. The end. Yep, I confused “boarder (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/boarder?s=t) with “border.” Better stand me in front of a firing squad. Spellcheck wouldn’t really catch that, either, as “boarder” is actually a word.

      If you’re so great at editing and writing – by all means, use the contact form. Reach out to Vic. We could always use more help around here from writers of your level of perfection…

      …at the very least, definitely (DEFINITELY) make sure you actually spell your snarky comment correctly…if it’s about spelling.

      • lololol burn XD

      • It’s the peasants who spit sunflower seeds from the cheap seats.
        The Dear Lord Bloodraven could never walk onto the stage himself.

      • Ha! I love it…

  7. so is this like Payback but takes place in Mexico instead?

  8. Looking forward to seeing it, and can’t wait for Mel’s next project, hopefully the viking epic he would like to film. Just hope the Hollyweird hypocrites will let him show it on the big screen.

  9. Thats looks really really good..wow !
    Glad to see Mel back in action !
    Can’t wait !

  10. looks good dont understand why this isnt at a theater. Reminds me of Payback.

    • Same here but as Kofi pointed how on his description of Gibson “actor/director/controversy magnet” might factor in. But, I think the film may take in a bigger pay VOD.

  11. You had me at “Get the gringo”

  12. There is only one driver and that’s Ryan Godling.

    • or Ryan O’Neal

  13. Mel is the man. Looks great.

  14. Looks great and I wish Mel good luck pushing this distribution model.
    Theater chain distributors may regret refusing to run Mel’s last movie.

  15. Love that Mel Gibson narration

  16. Canada is not listed in the release dates. Or, are we Canucks included with America for Domestic distribution?

    This looks so awesome. Welcome back Mr. Gibson

  17. No NOD in India and also no release date mentioned for India release :(

  18. No release date for India . And also no VOD in India :(

    • To quote Busta, what the dillio?

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