Mel Gibson to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio in Untitled Viking Movie

     December 13, 2009


BFDealmemo Reports that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in a Viking movie directed by Mel Gibson.  No, I did not just Mad Lib up this news.  Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) will handle the script but nothing much is known about the project other than it involves Vikings and according to the report, “will be as unsparing as Gibson’s other period directing efforts Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, and Apocalypto.”  I like how Variety uses the word “unsparing” to mean “gruesome to the point of fetishistic.”   BFD concludes their report by saying that DiCaprio will probably do a movie before this Viking tale, and I think that’s great because it will give Gibson the opportunity to pre-viz all the rape and pillaging.

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