First Look + Poster: Mel Gibson in 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation'

December 8, 2011
Source: The Playlist

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.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Poster

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.

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Mel Gibson's drink sessions always end up pretty crazy, looks like the stag night in Mexico wasn't any different. He always takes it too far.

Crapola on Dec 8, 2011


Im am really looking forward to watching this film. Mel Gibson is not only a good actor but a good director.

Bazzmosis on Dec 8, 2011


that might be true except for apocalypto but you do realize he didn't direct this right?

Zak2828 on Dec 8, 2011


No way, Apocalypto was a great movie! Even if Mel didn't direct it, it was still epic. But I agree, idc about all the buzz Mel has received over the years, he's still a great actor. I think he's best movie of all time, will always be The Patriot (yes, better than Braveheart)

JBrotsis on Dec 8, 2011


I liked Apocalypto too, great action, great script, great acting. I didn't like the camera it was filmed with.....

Guest on Dec 10, 2011


I wish Mel Gibson would act in more mainstream movies. We see too little of him now.

Vicky on Dec 8, 2011


Me too!

Guest on Dec 10, 2011


You know shit's getting real when Mel's pointing his gun sideways.

Zachary Huizenga on Dec 8, 2011


Christ there are so many jokes to be made about a Mel Gibson film called this. "How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Beating My Russian Wife". "How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Complaining About The Jews". I could go on and on.

Lebowski on Dec 8, 2011


Oh for goodness sake! They were NOT married, NOT engaged and NOT living together. Those are LIES told by the Russian Grifter. And most importantly he did NOT 'beat' her, no proof, all she submitted was rejected by the courts as falsified. HELLO! Liar, you know what that is right? SHE LIED! WAKE UP you pablum eaters.

Guest on Dec 10, 2011


How about the antisemitism then?

Lebowski on Dec 10, 2011


OHHH oy vey , you are for sure....

Rob on Dec 23, 2011


You are one of the spiteful little bastards are you not =)

Rob on Dec 23, 2011


i believe this was his first return to acting since directing "The Passion of the Christ" during which time he said he thought he was done acting (for now).

Ronald Suk on Dec 8, 2011


Mel can make movies really, really well. But movies with him in it aren't so hot. The Beaver was OK, as it had a lot going for it than just Mel alone. This flick just seems...tepid.

Voice of Reason on Dec 9, 2011


Beaver was a Jodie Foster movie. Mel was GREAT in it. Movie was not the Hollywood block buster action flick that Mel does so well. And this move? 'tepid'?? HISMSV? No way!! It looks and sounds like it will be great, a perfect vehicle for Mel.

Guest on Dec 10, 2011


Mel Gibson's take on The Hangover

Ianvirgilio on Dec 10, 2011

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