Mel Gibson movies appear to be coming thick and fast. The action icon has two movie sales currently burning-up Cannes: Fatman and Force Of Nature.
Action-comedy Fatman will see the Lethal Weapon actor star as a badass Santa Claus kicking-ass at Christmas. The movie is scheduled to shoot in Canada in early 2020. Here’s the dope from Variety:
Fatman is the story of a rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus who is fighting his business decline — while a neglected and precocious 12-year-old hires a hitman to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
I’m cool with that synopsis. Take my cash in December of 2020.
In Force Of Nature Gibson will join Kate Bosworth for another slice of action, this time from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films:
A retired detective who must protect residents of a building that’s being evacuated during a hurricane evacuation while criminals attempt to pull off a robbery there.
Totally my bag.
Gibson is one hell of a screen presence and I’m there for anything that he does – and both of these sound like the type of thing Movies In Focus enjoys. Keep ‘em coming Mel!