Bad Ass appears to be getting a lot of its appeal and form from the internet video, “EPIC BEARD MAN” in which an old white guy gets into a fight with a young black man. The video became a viral hit and the old man gained some internet celebrity from it.
For the movie version, Danny Trejo becomes the old man and the story is revised to him protecting an old woman from skin heads. Also, the movie has Ron Perlman.
There’s been some debate on various cinema blogs and websites that this movie might be a fake or some kind of sketch for Funny or Die or the like. We’re inclined to think that Bad Ass is or will be a real movie. For one, it has an IMDB page and secondly, some of the stunts in the trailer look way too expensive for it to have just been a skit. Then again, if it is just a sketch this is a pretty elaborate one.
The IMDB page lists Bad Ass as having an April 2012 release date. Keep an eye out for this one if you’re interested.