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Mel Gibson’s Viking Movie Is Still Alive

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


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.

Today’s Links: New Toy Story Short, Dark Knight Leaves Pittsburgh, Wachowskis Start Next and More

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt are brothers in new comedy. [deadline]
  • New Toy Story Toon “Small Fry” Plot Details. [pixartimes]
  • Oblivion’ Writer Tackling ‘Viking’ movie. [thr]
  • The Dark Knight Rises wraps in Pittsburgh, Christopher Nolan says “thank you”. [batmannews]
  • Wachowskis Cloud Atlas Finally Taking Off In September. [mtv]
  • Great new Poster For James McTeigue’s The Raven Starring John Cusack. [comicbookmovie]
  • Pixar is making a dinosaur movie,it’s going to be awesome.. [latimes]