First Look + Poster: Mel Gibson in 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation'
Now I know one reason this has been in the can so long - that awful, cliche 90s title makes it sound about as average as it can get! Please, change it to something else. Our friends at The Playlist via The Film Stage have scored the first poster for a film called How I Spent My Summer Vacation. That is indeed the title and it hasn't been called anything else, as this was shot in 2009 in Mexico starring Mel Gibson and Peter Stormare, but has been waiting for release ever since. The poster isn't particularly that exciting, neither is the first look (seen above), but considering I had never heard about this until today, it is our true first look.
Here's a synopsis from IMDb: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy. How I Spent My Summer Vacation was produced by Gibson's Icon Productions and filmed in Mexico in 2009, but doesn't seem to even have U.S. distributor. It was directed by Adrian Grunberg, a first assistant director (Jarhead, Apocalypto) making his feature debut. The screenplay was written by Grunberg, Mel Gibson & Stacy Perskie. I have no idea when we'll see this, even though the poster says 2012, but we haven't heard a single thing about it anywhere else.