It has been a long while since we heard anything on FDR: American Badass! and I was thinking that maybe it was just a big joke after all. I mean, would someone really make a werewolf movie about President Franklin Roosevelt shooting Nazis with his wheelchair of death? Yes, yes they would. The trailer for this bizarre campy film was released and yes, it’s about our 32nd werewolf president. Check it out:
…Yup, well uh, that’s the trailer for FDR: American Badass! I’ll be honest, I was expecting much worse, like, a film made with someone’s iPhone camera in their backyard. While absolutely ridiculous, the movie looks pretty entertaining and who knows, it may even become a cult classic one day.
Unfortunately, there is no release date yet since agents are still negotiating with studios. But director Garrett Brawith did chat with Entertainment Weekly about the film, so we’ve got some info on what the hell is up with FDR:AB. Check it out:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First question — WTF?
GARRETT BRAWITH: Just to satisfy those who think the trailer is fake: It’s real, so yes, there is a God. And people keep asking why we’d make a movie where the 32nd president’s wheelchair shoots rockets and blows away Nazi werewolves but the answer’s always the same. For the children. We do it for the children.
This is obviously based on a true story. What kind of research did you and screenwriter Ross Patterson do to bring this saga in American history to the screen?
Research is the most important part of any project, so we drank four and a half gallons of ether and watched a doc on the History Channel. That night, we spoke to FDR. Or the cops. It’s all a little fuzzy.
Barry Bostwick finds out he has contracted polio from a werewolf bite and asks “Does my c–k still work?” What did you do to prevent him from laughing and ruining every take? (Did it involve actually doing something to his you-know-what? Because that looked like some method acting.)
Barry Bostwick is a genius. We were never worried about him. It was the cast, the crew, and ourselves we had to worry about. It’s hard to shoot a scene when the camera man can’t keep a straight face. And although we didn’t hurt Barry’s you-know what, we did threaten to. It just makes the scene that much deeper, ya know?
The upcoming movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — friend or foe?
Twilight proved that werewolves are so much more badass than vampires. And they don’t cry or sparkle like the front row of a Justin Bieber concert. But there’s room for everybody at this party.
Haha! Read the full interview here.
Ok, the man has a good sense of humor, I think I’ll actually check this film out once it’s released. What do you guys think?
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