Monday, October 31, 2005

Hehe, Mel Gibson grows up at last, despite Catholic indoctrination?

Mel Gibson shoots epic Mayan movie

Sunday Oct 30 12:03 AEST

Actor Mel Gibson, who turned a Latin script on the crucifixion of Christ into box office gold last year, is in Mexico to shoot his latest film: an action movie shot entirely in an ancient Mayan tongue.

The star turned independent director is in the eastern state of Veracruz to film Apocalypto, a thriller set in an ancient Mayan settlement and shot in the Yucatec dialect. [Cool, Quechua, the "energy language", as Eskimos have a "snow language"?]

"It's set before the Conquest, so there are no European faces, and we are using mostly indigenous people and actors from Mexico City," Gibson, sporting a long beard, said at a news conference in the port city of Veracruz.

"There's still a lot of mystery to the Mayan culture, but when all is said and done, it's just the backdrop to what I'm doing - creating an action adventure of mythic proportions," he said.

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