We have a new trailer for The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. Word of this movie has been circulating online for some time now, given the title, which led many to believe this was going to be some sort of fun, ridiculous, self-aware B-movie, perhaps akin to Hobo With a Shotgun. However, as we see in this first trailer, the title may have been a bit misleading in some ways, as this actually looks like a reasonably serious drama that just so happens to be dealing with both Hitler and Bigfoot.
The trailer kicks off, painting us a portrait of a man who has lived a fantastical unbelievable life. We then see Sam Elliott, who stars in the lead role, kicking some ass Jack Reacher style before we get to the heart of the matter. This is the man who literally shot Adolf Hitler, but it's something that's haunted him. Now, in his twilight years, the world calls upon him once again to help save it. This time, he has to take out Bigfoot. As silly as it sounds, the trailer actually justifies such a crazy ask and makes it pretty believable. Overall, this looks to be a convincing, compelling dramatic look at an unwittingly extraordinary man's life. Not some silly midnight flick.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot follows the grand adventures of an American legend that nobody has actually heard of. Since WWII, Calvin Barr (Sam Elliott) has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the government needs him once more for a top-secret and very important mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the wilderness of Canada and, unfortunately for mankind, he's carrying a deadly disease that threatens to spread to the world's population. Utilizing the same skill set that he honed in all those years ago, Calvin must set out to save the free world once more.
This comes from the mind of writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski and it marks his feature directorial debut. The cast also includes Aidan Turner, Ron Livingston, Caitlin FitzGerald, Larry Miller, Ellar Coltrane. As for Sam Elliott, he's coming fresh off of a critically-acclaimed supporting performance in Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born. Amazingly, despite the fact that Elliott has been a respected actor working in the business for decades, he's never been nominated for an Oscar. Maybe ridding the world of both Hitler and Bigfoot in the same movie will change that. But probably not.
Critics who screened the movie on the awards circuit last year have been quite kind so far. It currently holds a very solid 85 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. To go along with the trailer, we've also got a new poster to check out as well. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot arrives in select theaters and on demand platforms on February 8. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the RLJE Films YouTube channel below.