TIFF 09: The DEFENDOR Is Here! It's The Woody Harrelson Superhero Comedy In Trailer Form!

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TIFF 09:  The DEFENDOR Is Here!  It's The Woody Harrelson Superhero Comedy In Trailer Form!
Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson), a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defendor, and combs the city streets at night in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.  In his attempts to combat crime and bring down Captain Industry, a drug and weapons dealer who he mistakenly blames for the death of his mother, Defendor ends up befriending a young prostitute, Katerina Debrofkowitz (Kat Dennings).  Armed with unconventional weapons of mass confusion, aided by his new friend, and putting his life on the line, Defendor proves that everyone is capable of making a difference.

Canada may well have a new hero on its hands, and I'm not just referring to Woody Harrelson's titular role in Defendor.  No, I mean writer-director Peter Stebbings who, with his debut directorial effort, arrives on the local scene as that rarest of Canadian creatures: A good story teller with visual style who is *gasp* not afraid to entertain.  Though I need to hold off my full review for Defendor for a few days yet, I had the chance to see it yesterday and Stebbings delivers here with a smart, stylish film that is not only funny but also has a surprising amount of depth to the characters.  And Harrelson?  Harrelson is a beast in this, absolutely fantastic from start to finish.  Defendor is soon to have its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival but we've got your first look at the trailer right now.  Check it out below the break!
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