I feel like these days anything can happen in hollywood. So are we to assume Gibson was offered the madman cartel leader or the eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space?
ps and Williams being in the film is almost as interesting shock casting.
As long as he gets killed, I’m down.
Gibson is done. He will never come back now. I heard Dicaprio pulled out of his next film because he didn’t want to be associated with him.
I think that is only partially true JOKS. I think he will basically have a career but not really in American films. He still has his production company ICON and I think he will probably focus more on producing and directing and only act here and there in small roles.
I think “Get The Gringo” aka “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” will be the last of his lead roles for quite some time.
ps hope these hits blu really quick since we don’t get premiere VOD films in Canada
Weird thing about Gibson is how he got old almost overnight. His face kind of collapsed after Payback.
My wife had me sit through that abysmal Beaver film he made last year. It was without a doubt one of the worst films I’ve had to endure in a long time. Absolutely terrible in every way. I’m not overly familiar with his body of work, but if his other films are anything like that one, count me out.
Wasn’t the Beaver film supposed to be his way of showing he had a sense of humor about himself or something?
A couple years ago Tom Cruise was in a similar but less extreme situation because of his scientology stuff. Then he did Tropic Thunder and all was forgiven.
The great thing about Mel Gibson has a bad guy in Machete Kills is that Mel is incapable of acting like he’s in on the joke the way Robert Deniro did.
In someways that was the hidden agenda of The Beaver but that film was a really hard sell… even if it didn’t star Mel. Mel has a much longer road ahead of him then Cruise ever did. You could be right about Machete dude. LOL
I just randomly came across this live Q&A with Gibson and the director of Get the Gringo. It was hosted by Harry Knowles since they are involved with releasing the film on VOD. Harry brought up the fact that the director was wearing the Star of David and asked if they got along alright… serious. Worth a watch.
There’s another thread going on right now about him, discussing his now-failed project about Judah Maccabee that was to have been written by Joe Eszterhas. Eszterhas (sic?) has released a tape of Gibson flipping out, and it just adds more proof that he has serious mental issues.
thanks for the heads up Joe. During the Q&A he mentioned that he just finished the first draft of another project about Vikings with the screenwriter Wallace.