Mel Gibson to Direct "Apocalypto" NowVariety reports on the next project from director Mel Gibson, and it's some sort of ancient civilization action epic entitled "Apocalypto". Disney will distribute the film, which is being fully financed by Gibson's own Icon Productions.
"Gibson will not star in "Apocalypto" and may not use a star for the film, which is set in an ancient civilization some 3,000 years ago. The title is a Greek term which means "an unveiling" or "new beginning." Consistent with such Gibson films as "Braveheart" and "Passion," the script depicts abundant action and violence. Gibson has already begun pre-production; he is setting locations and has already begun casting."
Shooting will begin later this year in Mexico; Mr. Gibson plans to have the movie ready for the summer of 2006.