Lately, there seems to be plenty of news in Hollywood surrounding two men: Mel Gibson or Leonardo DiCaprio. And in one case, both of them. But, this post is about Gibson and his newest acting role which will probably take him right up to the time before he gets started on his Viking project with DiCaprio.
How I Spent My Summer Vacation will star Mel as a career criminal who finally gets caught in Mexico. There, he’s sent to a prison and learns to survive with the help of a 9 year old boy. The movie is based off of a script that Gibson wrote and will be directed by Adrian Grunberg, the 1st Assistant Director of his most recent film Apocalypto.
The movie kind of sounds like Empire of the Sun meets The Shawshank Redemption, although I’m sure it’ll be far more gritty and violent than either of those movies combined. I wasn’t ever really that down on Mel Gibson after his arrest and breakdown (not that I condone his actions or things he’s said) but I’ve always enjoyed him as an entertainer and artist. So, it’s nice to see that he’s making a comeback.
Filming is set to start in March, in San Diego and Veracruz, and will be financed by Gibson’s own ICON Productions with Apocalypto‘s 2nd AD, Stacy Perskie, producing the film.