Though he lost Leonardo Di Caprio (over the actor cum director’s uneasy remarks) , Mel Gibson says he’s still determined to get his big Viking movie ”Beserker ” (sounds like a bloody video game!) to the big screen.
Gibson was speaking at the American Cinematheque in L.A when he revealed that the long-gestating project is still on.
“..things begin and people wander off and do their thing and I do my thing”, Gibson said in response to Di Caprio’s exit from the picture.” I just took my stuff and wrote it with Randall [Wallace]. Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess.”
Gibson says the rogues of the sea are a people he’s really into exploring.
“Vikings, as you know, are very unsympathetic characters and these guys will be bad”, says Gibson, saying he and Randall Wallace are working on the second draft of the script.
The “Get the Gringo” star says these Vikings won’t like as they did in the old ’50s Pirates movies either. For starters, no horns.
“They did not have horns. No, I don’t think they had horns. They’re going to look real.” He continued, “They’re not going to be running around like the ’50s, I want to make something real and visceral.”
As for ”Mad Max Fury Road”, Gibson confirmed that he’s not involved, even though the storyline of it is the same as a fourth Mad Max he was going to do with George Miller in the early ’00s. He’s not sad he’s been replaced as Max, in fact, he even gave Tom Hardy his blessing.
“I like that kid [George’s] got, Tom Hardy. He’s a very interesting actor. He reminds me of one my sons a bit but I had lunch with him, he’s a firecracker. It’ll be good. He was already cast [at the time], he just wanted to check in. I don’t know, maybe it was like ‘Is it okay?’ I was like ‘Sure, it’s fine. Have a ball, knock yourself out. I got better things to do.”
Gibbo’s latest, “Get the Gringo” is going direct-to-video-on-demand in May.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.