Can you guess what this movie will be about?

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    This sounds intriguing. Do any of our History buffs know what happened around 3,000 years ago that could possibly be the topic of this movie?


    From YAHOO! News 7/27/05:

    "In The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson revived the Aramaic language. For his next movie, he'll give new life to an ancient Greek term.

    Apocalypto is the title of Gibson's next self-financed epic, Daily Variety reported Friday. Shooting is scheduled to begin in October, and a summer 2006 release is planned.

    The film is described as an action picture, set 3,000 years in the past. Details otherwise are sketchy, and that's the way Gibson apparently wants it. According to Variety, the star requested studio execs read the script at his offices, less any pages get leaked.

    As Gibson did on Passion, the Oscar-winning multihyphenate is directing, writing and producing, but not starring. Also as was done on Passion, his Icon Productions is footing the bill. While Hollywood studios were reluctant to distribute the religious epic that ended up grossing more than $611 million worldwide--the independent company Newmarket Films handled the honors--Disney beat out rivals for dibs on Apocalypto, the trade paper said.

    Apocalypto is a Greek term meaning unveiling. It is not to be confused with Apocalypso, the 2003 album by vocalist Rita Calypso, or apparently even apocalyptic, the adjective of biblical doom. In fact, according to Variety, Gibson's Apocalypto is "not religious in theme."
     
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    Oops, dyslexic title: " movei".
     
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    Spartans vs Muslims! :huh:
     
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    opp's freudian slip...I meant Spartans vs Persia...oh well they became Muslims later down the road!
     
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    Has been reported via newsmax.com that Mel's new movie will be set 500years in the past not 3000 years as originally reported...It will be set in Central America and about the Mayans...using original language with sub-titles!
     
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    -Cp, that was nice of you, but you really should leave yours open and close mine again. Mine has a typo in the title, and frankly, is somewhat embarassing. :salute:
     
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    Nobody has made fun of your typo, why would it be embarrassing?
     
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    Self-imposed standards.


    Edited to add: Thanks to the kind anonymous soul who fixed it. :)
     
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    Weird title. Sounds like a sequel to Mad Max (how cool would THAT be?).

    I don't know about his decision to use the original language. It worked for The Passion because A) It was a VERY visual story that is already well-known to most watching the film, and B) he was going for realism.

    Maybe he's going for realism here, too. But, if he's not, it's going to look really pretentious to have a typical historical "movie" entirely in subtitles. In addition, that choice may look like a desperate plea for realism or something, which in turn may negatively influence people's views on The Passion.

    I'll watch it, though. If nothing else, he's a director that sticks to his guns, which you don't see much in Hollywood anymore. Even if it's good, it won't make Passion money, but it will make a lot either way. If it's no good, the 2nd-week dropoff will probably be bad due to bad word of mouth.
     

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