Machine Gun Preacher – Gerard Butler talks about the true tale of badassdom
Posted by LiveFor on March 29, 2010
Our favourite Spartan King and action star Gerard Butler recently spoke to MTV about the Marc Forster scripted tale of Sam Childers – the real life Machine Gun Preacher.
“Basically it’s the story of– this guy is still alive, I just spent time with him in Pennsylvania. His name is Sam Childers. He grew up a thug, a very violent guy. He was a drug dealer. And found god, found a new way. Started his own business.” We’ve heard that tale a few times, but he actually decided to make a difference.
“And then ends up down in Sudan, just goes down to stick some roofs on houses down there. He saw some of the most awful atrocities that were happening down there with these guerilla forces that would move in and kidnap the kids, kill the families. So he took it on himself to do something about it. Went back [to the United States], became a preacher in Pennsylvania, raises money and builds an orphanage down there to protect the kids and ends up joining forces with the southern Sudanese People’s Liberation [Movement].”
“Picks up a machine gun and is fighting the rebels with guns, grenades, machine guns in order to go and rescue some of these kids. He basically became a warrior and lived both– he’s still a preacher back in Pennsylvania and he’s still a warrior down in [Sudan.]”
A real life Punisher style superhero and it is all true. Butler is to play Childers in the film and you can check out the Machine Gun Preachers official site. Sounds like it will make one hell of a film.