“Bad Ass” with Danny Trejo based on real event, proves that YouTube is source of Hollywood inspiration

Bad Ass with Danny Trejo might look like your typical modern, self-aware, brainless actioner, but it’s clear evidence that a bridge is forming between Hollywood and the indie world of cellphone cameras and YouTube. Check out the trailer:

The bus scene in the trailer is based on a real-life event involving a fellow code-named “Epic Beard Man” who strikes back on an AC Transit bus in Oakland after being egged on by fellow passenger. The whole scene was caught on a cell phone camera.

Who knows, maybe Bad Ass‘s homage to the cell phone camera will be something of an incentive for people looking to have their stories plastered on the silver screen. In the meantime we can enjoy another Trejo vehicle that might have some decent action.


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