A man and his dog. Who doesn’t want to see the next Sam Elliott movie? Finally, the 2018 independent film with the crazy title starring the #1 infinitely cool actor of all time is making its way to a U.S. release. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot has a title and the movie poster that belongs to a Quentin Tarantino movie. Mask, Tombstone, The Big Lebowski, Ghost Rider, The Golden Compass. Sam Elliott brings the tough, cool aura to everything he touches.
In this alternate history (which makes it science fiction), in the last days of World War II, U.S. operative Calvin Barr assassinated Adolf Hitler in a secret mission. Decades later he is called upon again, this time to hunt down Bigfoot, believed to be responsible for a plague across Canada. Charismatic younger actor Aidan Turner (The Hobbit trilogy, Poldark) plays younger Barr, and Elliott, the best Western actor who wasn’t in a John Ford movie, plays Barr years later. Early festival awards have praised the movie’s measured-pace drama, its historical production design, and its compelling score from Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Mystery Woman).
Wise, surreal, mythic, zany, silly–few films release to such divergent first impressions. No one can seem to agree what the movie is. With co-stars like Office Space’s Ron Livingston and comedic actor and stand-up comic turned dramatic actor Larry Miller (Law & Order, Monk, Burn Notice, Medium, L.A. Story, The Nutty Professor)–and that title–it must be a comedy. Right? No, apparently freshman director Robert D. Krzykowski has something else up his sleeve. And early reviews made clear it’s also not a movie with Elliott wreaking havoc as badass action hero or an action movie at all, although a few action scenes are said to center the narrative.
Here is the trailer for The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot:
The film also stars Caitlin FitzGerald (New Girl).
Look for The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot in theaters and on-demand beginning February 8, 2019.