Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jewish Hero Judah Maccabee Has New Screen Champion: Mel Gibson

This just in from sister site Deadline: Warner Bros. is creating a Joe Eszterhas-composed project concerning the tale of warrior-hero Judah Maccabee, who brought another-century revolt against Hellenistic overlords within the title from the Jewish people. The project’s producer and possible director? Mel Gibson. On one side, Gibson’s an established period and action director, as films like Apocalypto, The Passion from the Christ, and Braveheart attest. Alternatively… well, you realize. In either case, Gibson needs something large following the massive spanking The Beaver received upon release. More from Deadline: Getting put some painful personal issues behind him, Gibson is decided to return to making movies. He's lengthy desired to get this to film about heroic Jews, also it was talked about even if he was under fire after his drunken anti-Semitic rant throughout a 2006 Malibu arrest. Maccabee’s triumph and struggle against tyranny and oppression where people gave their lives to ensure that others could be liberated to worship is well known by Jews around the globe through Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. This subject material is really a made the decision departure for that filmmaker famous for pointing The Passion from the Christ. But in ways the topic matter is within his wheelhouse: Maccabee is really a close cousin to William Wallace, leader from the Scottish rebellion from the British in Braveheart, the film that introduced Gibson two Academy awards: for the best Picture and finest Director. Surprise! Mel Gibson And Joe Eszterhas To Collaborate On Film Telling Jewish Hero Judah Maccabee Story For Warner Bros [Deadline]

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