First Look: Mel Gibson Is Ripped for ‘Blood Father’

Unfortunately for us movie fans, Mel Gibson hasn’t been in many movies the past so many years. We know the reason why, but like I said it’s unfortunate because the guy can freaking act. Just like everyone else, I would love to see him make a comeback and hopefully his next project will mark that. Here’s a first look image at Mel Gibson in Blood Father.

Mel Gibson’s last two roles have been villains, supporting villain roles. It’s been three years since we’ve seen Gibson in a leading role, but now we get to see him back as the leading man for Blood Father. And as I said in the headline above, he looks pretty ripped for the role.

Mel Gibson in 'Blood Father'

The image doesn’t show much, but it does a ripped, tatted up Mel Gibson. Coming from the synopsis below, he’s playing an ex-con, so a character with some tattoos and toned muscles is fitting.

Director Jean-Francois Richet (Mesrine) posted the image on his Facebook page. We haven’t seen much of Blood Father yet, but it’s actually been compared to Taken. Hopefully this role will do for Gibson what the role of Bryan Mills did for Liam Neeson.

Here’s a synopsis:

Scripted by The Town’s Peter Craig, the thriller is about an ex-con who reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers that are trying to kill her.

I don’t know about you, but a story that’s compared to Taken starring Mel Gibson that’s scripted by the same guy who had part in The Town sounds pretty damn awesome to me. I have a feeling the action won’t be as good as the ass-kicking Mr. Neeson does, but I’m sure it will feature some solid action while hopefully being a a little bit darker and glitter than Taken.

Blood Father has no official release date as of yet (expect in 2015). Directed by Jean-Francois Richet starring Mel Gibson, William H. Macy, Elisabeth Röhm, Thomas Mann, Erin Moriarty, and Diego Luna.

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