With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then Bigfoot, you’re pretty much guaranteed to grab our attention no matter how good the film actually is. Luckily for all of us, this sounds like it could be something genuinely brilliant.
Deadline reports that the great Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski, The Good Dinosaur, Road House) has taken the lead in the film, and when you read the plot description, you’ll get as excited as we are.
“The story follows a legendary American war veteran named Calvin Barr (Elliott) who, decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, must now hunt down the fabled Bigfoot. Living a peaceful life in New England, the former veteran is contacted by the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to lead the charge as the creature is carrying a deadly plague and is hidden deep inside the Canadian wilderness.”
Yeah! Amazing, right?
The film is written and directed by Robert Krzykowski, who will be making his feature debut with the film. Krzykowski previously directed a short film called Elsie Hooper and was the artist on Darlin’s dream sequence in Lucky McKee’s The Woman. We’re huge fans of McKee (May, All Cheerleaders Die), and we’re very excited that he’s on board The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then Bigfoot as a producer, along with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson. The movie comes from Berenson’s Epic Pictures, who gave us movies like Tales Of Halloween, Jeruzalem, Turbo Kid and Big Ass Spider!
Perhaps the biggest stamp of genre approval, however, comes from the presence of John Sayles as executive producer. Sayles, of course, is both the writer behind some of the great B-movies like Piranha, The Howling and Alligator, as well as the writer-director of truly superb, definitely non-genre indie dramas like Lone Star, Matewan, Passion Fish and Eight Men Out. Oh, and he wrote and directed cult classic sci-fi Brother From Another Planet. The man’s a legend.
Also, as Deadline points out: “it’s also worth noting that legendary effects wizards Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich (2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Blade Runner) will be working on this film with creature team Spectral Motion (Hellboy, Pacific Rim).
Holy crap. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.
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