Danny Trejo is claiming his Social Security…
The 72-year-old Mexican American actor and his Bad Ass franchise director Craig Moss are reteaming and going the crowdfunding route for their next tie-up, the action comedy Social Security.
The pair are eyeing a production start this year for the pic, which tells the story of Trejo, playing himself, who protects a retirement home from a group of menacing jewelry thieves.
It had been set up briefly at 20th Century Fox, where the duo made three Bad Ass films, the latest in 2015.
Now they’re looking for funding to make what they are calling “Die Hard in a retirement home.”
The Indiegogo campaign launched today.
Like the Bad Ass movies Moss also wrote the film, which was initially conceived by the filmmakers for Trejo’s 70th birthday.
Additional casting is in the works.
Danny Trejo is back to kickin’ butt…
The 69-year-old Mexican American actor known for his tough guy characters is reprising his role in Bad Ass in the sequel Bad Asses.
The first trailer sees Trejo’s character, old street hero Frank Vega, dodging bullets and blowing up a helicopter as he attempts to bring down a drug lord.
Bad Asses picks up where the first film left off… Frank opens a community center where he coaches young boxers. When his prized student is found dead, he finds himself in one life-threatening predicament after another. But this time, he’s bringing in backup, Bernie Pope (Danny Glover).
Craig Moss returns as the film’s director, while Andrew Divoff has been cast as the main villain.
Other cast members include Jacqueline Obradors, Charlie Carver and Jonathan Lipnicki.
The sequel is set for a DVD release sometime in 2014.