Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Mel Tackles Vikings
Mel Gibson loves making these lavish epics. He's done medieval Scotland, biblical times, and ancient Indian civilizations in South America, so why not make a film about the Nordic masters of the sea, Vikings.
Word is, is that Mel Gibson is set to direct a film about vikings starring Leonardo Dicaprio, with a script by The Departed-scribe William Monahan.
I have no clue what the story is about, but my interest is peaked. There is a ton of talent behind this one, and as far as my knowledge, no one has ever truly done a convincing portrayal of Viking culture on film. My only reservation with this one is seeing whether the Mel can keep the film cool and intriguing rather than cheesy like pretty much every other Viking movie ever made.