Gibson Plans Another Historical Epic

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    LOS ANGELES — Mel Gibson (search) is planning another historical epic. And like "The Passion of the Christ" (search), it will be shot in an archaic tongue.

    The writer-director plans an October starting date to shoot "Apocalypto" (search), set 500 years ago in Central America, his spokesman, Alan Nierob, said Monday.

    Dialogue will be spoken in an obscure Mayan dialect, in the same way Gibson used Aramaic (search) and Latin for his religious blockbuster "The Passion."

    Also like "The Passion," Gibson will bankroll "Apocalypto" himself. Disney has signed on to release it domestically for a fee, similar to the deal Gibson struck with Newmarket Films to distribute "The Passion," one of 2004's top hits with $370 million in domestic revenues.

    "We couldn't be more excited about working again with Mel and his team," said Dick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, whose previous collaborations with Gibson include "Signs" and "Ransom." "This is one of the most original and unique scripts we've ever had the opportunity to read recently, and we plan for this to be an anchor of our summer schedule."

    Due out next summer, "Apocalypto" will feature a cast of unknowns native to the area in Mexico where the film will be shot, according to the Hollywood trade paper Variety. Gibson will not appear in the film, and he's keeping the plot under wraps.

    At least three other studios passed on "Apocalypto," but others made bids for it, according to Variety.

    It's a far different reception than Gibson got for "The Passion," which studios passed on distributing because of its potentially divisive religious themes.

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    whats with the ego thing? Why did you close abby's thread she started it 7/22 before yours....whats up with that? :bang3:
     
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    Abbey - 07-23-2005, 01:51 PM - closed.

    Yours - 07-26-2005 11:26 AM - open.

    Something stinkie here.
     
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    (Shhhh! Don't ya know? Mods can't accidentally start a thread that duplicates another one, it must be the newbie!)

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    Oh damn...you are right.....damn...

     
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    Someone even changed the date to yahoo news 7/27/05 at the start of her article...very strange...tomorrows news today! as today is the 26th!
     
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    Hmmph.
     
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    So tomorrow is today as long as last week is after yesterday?
     
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    I just noticed the date on abby's article miracuously changed after cp's post..
    form:7/22/05 to 7/27/05 miracles never cease to exist...no?
     
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    My post with both their dates and time: I Cut - n - Pasted them.
     
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