Danny Trejo Delivers Street Justice In Bad Ass Trailer, Based On A Viral Video
Proving that you can make a movie out of virtually anything, SlashFilm shares the trailer for Danny Trejoís latest butt-kicking spoof, a feature film based on a viral video that made the rounds in 2010. We have it below, and it truly needs to be seen to be believed:
I know what youíre thinking. This could be a spoof trailer sandwiched in the middle of a Grindhouse sequel. Then again, that worked for Machete, so why couldnít it kick-start Bad Ass, as well?
But this clip also reeks of Jason Eisenerís Hobo With a Shotgun, an original feature based on the winning entry in a bogus trailer competition that resurrected the career of Rutger Hauer and (temporarily) lured grindhouse fans back to the theaters. In fact, itís such a clone of Hobo, Eisener and his producers should be flattered. They also should sue.
Itís honestly hard to tell if this is a trailer for a legitimate feature, or if Trejo, Charles S. Dutton and Ron Perlman got together one afternoon to make a viral video clip for Funny Or Die. IMDB says the film was supposed to have a 2011 release date. That didnít happen. And director Craig Mossí credits are spoof shorts, from the 82-minute The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It to Saving Ryanís Privates.
Maybe weíll see Bad Ass in theaters next year. Maybe it will make the festival rounds before going to video. Or maybe it will just fade away. Hereís the viral clip that inspired Trejoís spoof, with a disgruntled old man serving ďjusticeĒ to a fellow bus patron who decided to get in his face.
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