Posts Tagged ‘mel gibson’
Yesterday we showed you the trailer for Mel Gibson’s latest Get the Gringo which he co-wrote and starred in. Deadline also had a little news about the long talked about Viking epic Gibson has been planning for years. The good news is that the movie is still alive.
[Gibson's] Icon label is developing an epic period Viking film that Gibson will direct, and which his Braveheart writer Randall Wallace has just turned in a second script draft. And Gibson and Joe Eszterhas are writing for Warner Bros an epic drama about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, who teamed with his father and four brothers to lead the Jewish revolt against the Greek-Syrian armies that had conquered Judea in the second century B.C. Gibson will likely direct that film as well, which is also being produced through Icon. [Deadline]
People are more focused on the Judah Maccabee film obviously as Mel Gibson has some people thinking he’s an anti-Semite. But let’s put that all aside for one moment and remember how great Mel Gibson is behind the camera, especially when it comes to epics like Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, and Apocalypto. I want this movie to happen.
Leonardo DiCaprio was once attached to the Viking film, but who knows what’s going on now with casting options. Stay tuned.
News comes today from Deadline that Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions has made a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for a domestic direct-to-consumer release of Get The Gringo which at one point was titled How I Spent My Summer Vacation (IMDb hasn’t changed the title).
Gibson stars in and financed the movie which is set for an exclusive premiere window May 1 on DirecTV, which will charge $10.99 per home viewing. A release on Blu-ray, VOD, and digital download will follow later in the year.
Get The Gringo is an R-rated movie Directed by Adrian Grunberg from a script he wrote with Gibson. Gibson plays a career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Watch the trailer below:
- Keanu Reeves has passed on playing the lead (Kaneda) in the big screen adaptation of ‘Akira’, is it because he is white? [JoBlo]
- Michelle Williams is the Good Witch in Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz, The Great And Powerful’ – good, she’s a peach that one is. [showblitz]
- Bloodsport is getting “a reinvention”, and might be good with Phillip Noyce (Salt) directing and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken) writing. Brick not hit back. [screendaily]
- Mel Gibson is in talks for “Sleight of Hand,” opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu and Thomas Jane. Don’t do it Mel, it will ruin your reputation. [variety]
- Warner Bros acquired ‘Turkey Bowl’ for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg to re-team and give being funny another try. [deadline]
- The Scream series is far from over, says producer/big talker Harvey Weinstein. [mtv]
TV Trailer for CHARLIE’S ANGELS Reboot: (more…)
Not too long ago we shared the first (and great) poster for Jodie Foster’s The Beaver starring Mel Gibson. There was no word when the film would see the light of day, until now. I’m happy to report that it has the release window of spring 2011, not too far away folks. Mel Gibson is still considered by many as a bad name, and when big money is involved, like with filmmaking, it’s a gamble to take on such headlines (you’ve seen them). That being said, many people like myself still consider Mel Gibson to be one of our finest actors and directors, so let’s just enjoy the movies shall we? The trailer is here and this looks like a winner.
[update]The film will get released to some markets on March 23 2011, and then expand on April 8 .
Official Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
Also, the film will be rated PG-13. Trailer after the jump. (more…)
No one really knows if or when this film will be released unfortunately, Mel Gibson’s personal life has put the film in questionable hot water as the studio and Foster try to decide if people would actually see this movie. The script was number one on the 2008 Black List (most-liked unproduced screenplays) and is about a man who finds a beaver puppet in the garbage and decides to communicate only using the beaver. Early word on Gibson’s performance has been extremely positive and has gotten Oscar buzz from industry insiders.
As a huge Gibson fan, I must say it’s a shame that this film is being held up.
Brought to you by: Hot Chocolate
It’s that time of year isn’t it? Boil the milk Mum, I wants me some HC! The best thing to come home to, after an empty house that is – Hot Chocolate is delicious, warming and very necessary. Recent studies have suggested that hot chocolate possesses health benefits due to antioxidants that can be found in cocoa. I’m one of those people who like to soak up the HC with about half a dozen full size marshmallows, still good for me then? The first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayan peoples around 2000 years ago.
The Mayans recently gave us the blockbuster film 2012, so…swings and roundabouts. Watching Jimmy Stewart this holiday season? HC it. Coming home from a full contact hockey game? HC it. Bottom line, best hot drink ever.
- The Academy has just announced their selection of the fifteen documentaries to be considered for this year’s Oscars. Note what did NOT make the cut, as TYSON, ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL and Michael Moore’s CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY. [JoBlo]
- Mel Gibson tells how he almost gave away the lead role in smash hit Braveheart, yikes. [Herald]
- Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are joining forces to develop a limited series based on King’s just-released supernatural thriller Under the Dome, Simpsons did it. [Variety]
- Judd Apatow on Sequels: No Superbad 2, Pineapple Express 2 Maybe, out of ideas? [/Film]
- Robert Pattinson is in a movie without Wizards or Vampires. Good for him. [Youtube]
- Jackass 3-D is a go. Not to be confused with something good. [Cinematical]
- 9 ‘For Your Consideration’ Oscar Posters. UP for Best Picture? Nice. [GeekTyrant]
- The 10 Funniest Movie Marquee Mistakes Of All Time. [Supertremendous]
- Finally, we might know the real reason why “Sabotage” was used in the new Star Trek. [i09]
Mel Gibson is a favorite of mine, his movies are awesome and he’s awesome. It’s been nearly a decade since he gave us something worth watching. I heard some time ago about him getting in trouble with the law, I quickly dismissed it as lies, probably just some sugar tits trying to get him bad publicity. So the guy took a break for awhile, directed some movies, appeared as colonel sanders on Kimmel and is currently working on a film with Jodie Foster about having a beaver on his hand. GO GIBSON! Here is a trailer for THE EDGE OF DARKNESS (after the jump) where he plays homicide detective Thomas Craven who is investigating the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
The film was directed by Casino Royale (the good one) director Martin Campbell and comes out January 29th 2010.