As I clicked on the link sent to me by our good friend Wintle and started watching this red band trailer for FDR: American Badass!, there was only one thought running through my mind: please be real. It certainly seemed like it could be just another parody trailer, created with the sole intention of garnering YouTube hits, but the cast included a handful of character actors like Barry Bostwick and Ray Wise, who didn’t seem likely to be associated with such a thing. It turns out that the movie is real… unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have a release date as of yet.
FDR: American Badass! re-imagines Franklin D. Roosevelt as an action hero who has been stricken with polio due to a werewolf bite, and now rides around on a wheelchair of death hunting down lycanthropes and nazis. It certainly looks like yet another Grindhouse / Black Dynamite-esque period comedy, but the one-liners here are simply magnificent. I’m not familiar with director Garrett Brawith, but he also did a movie called Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury, which is a tribute to ’90s action flicks starring Kevin Sorbo and Danny Trejo. (Kevin Sorbo also plays Abe Lincoln in this movie.) Even if this turns out to be 5% as good as the trailer, it should still be better than most of the other movies I will watch this year. Check out the trailer for FDR: American Badass! after the jump and see what you think.