Are you ready for the big screen return of Mel Gibson? The infamous Hollywood lunatic is set to star with Erin Moriarty in the American-French action thriller Blood Father. Gibson is playing a down and out low-life that’s a fairly good caricature of his current persona. He is an outlaw, biker, drunk, angry father trying to protect his daughter from danger caused by her drug kingpin boyfriend. It’s a cross between Taken and John Wick and if done well, it could represent a comeback of sorts for Mel Gibson.
After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 16 year old Lydia (Erin Moriarty) goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, John Link (Mel Gibson), who’s been a drunk, a drug addict, a motorcycle outlaw, and a convict in his time, and now is determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing… Blood Father is directed by French filmmaker Jean-François Richet, of All About Love, the Assault on Precinct 13 remake, Mesrine Part 1 & Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 previously. The screenplay was written by Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on the novel by Peter Craig.