Is he fifteen?!
It appears that the critically acclaimed actor and filmmaker who in reality turned 61 this year is finally done (for now) making bundles more appropriate for a teenager and has decided to concentrate on living his life as the talented adult man that he is.
Ten years ago he was the most hated man in Hollywood after committing a series of disturbing gaffes with the risk of going behind bars but now everything seems to be behind his back.
Just when we started to think of his talent as an actor and director in a past tense, the good old Mel proved us wrong.
First he acted in the old-school action ‘Blood Father’ (2016) which was not perfect but showed to the world that Mel Gibson is alive and kicking just like in the good old times when he shined in movies such as ‘Payback’ (1999), ‘Ransom’ (1996) and of course ‘Lethal Weapon’.
Then, he totally reinvented himself as a director by making the Oscar Academy Award Winner ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (2016).
So what is next?
Recently it has been reported that Mel Gibson will star in another promising action movie entitled ‘Dragged Across Concrete’.
From what is known until now, it is clear that it is going to be a dark and violent cop tale.
The script will revolve around the two police officers Ridgeman and Anthony who got suspended due to their rude tactics and become infamous media sensations.
Dealing with these troubles both cops dip into the criminal underworld in order to compensate their losses but soon they find themselves surrounded by violence and darkness they weren’t prepared for.
Cast and Crew
He did a decent job and proved himself as a promising filmmaker after filming the ultra-violent western horror tale ‘Bone Tomahawk’ (2015) starring Kurt Russel.
What is curious is that he even composed the soundtrack for the movie.
Mel Gibson is set to play the old-timer cop Ridgeman and he will star along Jennifer Anniston’s ex-boyfriend Vince Vaughn who he has directed in ‘Hacksaw Ridge’.
Vince will play the younger, less experienced cop Anthony.
Now, it is clearly visible that after appearing in numerous pretty little comedies (‘Wedding Crashers’, 2005) just for the sake of the paycheck, now Vince Vaughn is decided to do more serious and darker films (‘True Detective’), just like his pal Matthew McConaughey recently did.
The role of the beautiful chick will be taken by the talented Jennifer Carpenter, who gained fame after starring in the TV show ‘Dexter’ and in the shocking horror ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ (2005).
Jennifer won’t be the only beautiful actress starring in the movie.
Laurie Holden from ‘The Walking Dead’ will be next to her playing Melanie.
What the connection between these characters will be is yet to be disclosed.
A successful movie is always backed up by good producers and I dare to say that this will be the case with ‘Dragged Across Concrete’.
Keith Kjarval (‘Island Empire’), Dallas Sonnier (‘Bone Tomahawk’) and Jack Heller (‘Dark was the Night’) are producing the action-thriller.
Is ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Going To Be An Action Movie Worth Watching?
Well, it has the potential to be a darn successful action film, so let’s hope for an appropriate director’s work and intriguing script.
With a net worth of $420 million, it is true that Mel Gibson is not doing movies only driven by the amount of the paychecks and he is properly choosing the projects he gets involved in.
‘Dragged Across Concrete’ has a young and ambitious crew and a solid cast, backed up by a decent neo-noir mystery plot, suitable for a thrilling action movie.
Plus, the charisma of Mel Gibson has saved many otherwise mediocre films such as ‘The Patriot’ (2000) and ‘We Were Soldiers’ (2002).
That is why we can hope to be able to call ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ the next Mel Gibson movie that is worth watching.
If everything goes as expected, the neo-noir action-thriller is set for release in 2018.
With a talented cast led by the charismatic Mel Gibson and with an ambitious crew behind his back ahead with the director S. Craig Zahler, ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ is definitely one of the anticipated action movies of 2018.
For those of you that keep asking how old Mel Gibson is, he is 61.
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