Years after blowing up his own career with personal problems, Mel Gibson is on the comeback trail, and it looks like ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 remake director Jean-François Richet's BLOOD FATHER may be the film that could restore some of his former glory. Sure, it's unlikely to draw in LETHAL WEAPON amounts of cash, but it certainly looks like a badass movie with a great performance from Gibson as the hero.
The second trailer for the film can be seen below, and even though I had pretty much given up on Gibson a decade ago BLOOD FATHER looks so cool that I am actually hyped to check it out.
Written by Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff from a novel by Craig, it tells the following story:
After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 18 year old LYDIA goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, JOHN LINK, who's been a drunk, a drug addict, a motorcycle outlaw, and a convict in his time, and now is determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing...
Gibson's co-stars include Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Elisabeth Röhm, Michael Parks, and William H. Macy.
BLOOD FATHER is set to be released in the UK on August 25th and in the US on August 26th.