Attention: I need everyone to shut their lips and look at this poster right now.
This, as you can see, is the very first poster for Robert D. Krzykowski's The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, a film we first reported on - and had, quite frankly, kinda forgotten about since - last April. It stars Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Larry Miller, and Ron Livingston, was produced by the great John Sayles, and has 2001: A Space Odyssey's Douglas Trumbull contributing to the visual effects. Let all of that sink in, and take as much time as you need before moving on.
Still with us? OK, here's the official plot synopsis:
"Sam Elliott (TOMBSTONE, ROAD HOUSE) stars as a legendary World War II veteran who many years ago assassinated Adolf Hitler – an incredible secret that he’s frustratingly unable to share with the world. One day, just as he’s coming to terms with rounding out his life, Calvin gets a visit from the FBI and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They need him to take out Bigfoot. This wondrous feature debut from writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski features visual effects by celebrated two-time Academy Award Winner Douglas Trumbull (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, BLADE RUNNER), who also co-produced alongside the great John Sayles (EIGHT MEN OUT) and Lucky McKee (THE WOMAN). A fantastical discourse on the melancholia of old age and a singular blast of entertaining wit, THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT also stars Aidan Turner (THE HOBBIT trilogy), Caitlin FitzGerald (Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”), and Ron Livingston (OFFICE SPACE)."
Look, the only appropriate reaction here is "Holy fucking shit." The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then Bigfoot appears to be a film produced specifically for the Birth.Movies.Death. staff, and we're absolutely thrilled to hear that it'll be premiering at next month's Fantasia Film Festival (where our own Evan Saathoff and Andrew Todd will have to joust to the death to determine who gets the privilege of reviewing it). I am not joking when I say that we fully expect this movie to rule in every possible way.
Not much more to report on The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then Bigfoot at this time, but you can bet your sweet ass that we will be bringing you further updates as they become available. Stay tuned, and - in the meantime - celebrate along with us in the comments below.