Mel Gibson looks to be staging a comeback, and it’ll be a return to his war epic directorial roots if it comes to fruition. THR reports that Gibson is slated to direct the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which tells the true story of war hero Desmond T. Doss, a private who was drafted in 1942 but refused to kill or carry a weapon. He was stationed in the Pacific where he worked as a medic and was ostracized for his beliefs, but he became a hero when he saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa, helping to evacuate the wounded and putting himself directly in the line of fire. And not only is Gibson looking to direct this as his next film, but a very talented young actor is in talks to star: Andrew Garfield. More after the jump.