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Ian Jane
06-21-2018, 10:05 AM
Not a lot of details about this yet but it's premiering at Fantasia in July.

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"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."

https://deadline.com/2017/04/john-sayles-sam-elliott-the-man-who-killed-hitler-and-then-the-bigfoot-1202068721/

https://filmschoolrejects.com/fantasia-2018s-second-title-wave-announcement/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7042862/

Mark Tolch
06-21-2018, 10:08 AM
What?

Alex K.
06-21-2018, 10:11 AM
What?

My thoughts exactly. I thought this was a thread about Elliott and the title was just a kooky one.

Ian Jane
06-21-2018, 10:13 AM
Nope, it's a real thing and it's probably going to be awesome.

Ian Jane
06-25-2018, 10:44 AM
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Ian Jane
07-26-2018, 09:35 AM
Variety chimes in.

https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/the-man-who-killed-hitler-and-then-the-bigfoot-review-1202886555/

Alex K.
08-03-2018, 07:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVkAkso2veo

Ian Jane
10-05-2018, 09:51 AM
Press release!

OS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2018 – RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the upcoming adventure film The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot. Written by Robert D. Krzykowski , who makes his directorial debut, the film stars Sam Elliott (A Star is Born, The Hero), Aidan Turner (“Poldark”), Ron Livingston (Office Space, Tully), Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex”), Larry Miller (Pretty Woman) and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood). RLJE Films plans to release the film nationally in theaters, VOD and Digital HD in the first quarter of 2019.

“The film’s unique plot will spark great curiosity among audiences,” says Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. “It’s a stunning tale with the legendary Sam Elliott leading a great cast.”

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot made its World Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival to great acclaim (currently 87% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes). The story follows a legendary American war veteran named Calvin Barr (Elliott/Aidan Turner) 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.

The film was produced by Krzykowski, Patrick Ewald (Turbo Kid), Lucky McKee (May, The Woman) and Shaked Berenson (The Nanny) and was executive produced by two-time Academy Award nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish), Oscar-winning filmmaker Douglas Trumbull (Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey), Louise Lovegrove (I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore), Giles Daoust (Starry Eyes), Catherine Dumonceaux (The Death of Stalin), Deborah Shriver and John Shriver. Richard Yuricich (Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) supervised the film’s visual effects. Epic Pictures acted as the production and primary financing company for the film.

Ian Jane
12-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Theatrical release slated for 2/8/19 via AMC.

https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/the-man-who-killed-hitler-and-then-the-bigfoot-59080

unclefred
12-20-2018, 01:49 PM
I'm In!

Ian Jane
01-16-2019, 01:59 PM
Trailer!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkP4bZKCHE8

The Silly Swede
08-05-2019, 03:33 PM
This was just released over here, so I watched it.

I really wanted to like it. It was nicely shot and all the actors were fine, especially Sam Elliott, and the setup was really promising. But unfortunately it just never got going. This film is slow as hell and never picks up the pace. It takes almost 45 minutes for the plot to get going, and then it unfolds quite slowly. For a film that is about 1 h 20 mins if you disregard the credits, there really shouldnt be time for this type of pondering pace, but this film is sadly only that.

agent999
08-05-2019, 04:11 PM
Personally, I loved it. It's a character piece, you either go with it or not. The plot's neither here nor there and not the film's raison d'tere.

Dom D
08-05-2019, 04:44 PM
I started to watch it but couldn't do it. Unusual for me to turn something off after 25 minutes but it's hard to convey just how ungripped I was.

Matt H.
08-05-2019, 05:18 PM
I just watched it on Saturday. I thought it was great. It delivers on it's title and it has some very sweet moments as well. It's worth watching for the Bigfoot sequence alone.

Gary Banks
08-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Granted this one has a way out there mindset, but I enjoyed it. Always good to see Sam onscreen.