Danny Trejo 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 (Machete is 70?). Moss, via his Livimak Pictures, will produce with Siegel Entertainment’s Sandra Siegel and Trejo. Additional casting is in the works.
Moss is next up producing and directing the psychological thriller The Charnel House, also from Siegel Entertainment.