[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
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And for this week’s Friday frivolity I am begging and pleading with Mel Gibson. Just stop it. Seriously, stop:
Yeah, we can’t believe we’re reporting on this, either, but Mel Gibson — the oft-disgraced fallen star and Oscar-winning director of Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ infamous now for his anti-Semitic, racist and sexist ravings — is making an epic about Judah Maccabee, one of the greatest warriors in ancient Jewish history who routed the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. Judah the Hammer’s liberation of Jerusalem and reconsecration of the Temple is celebrated in the Hanukkah holiday.
Deadline reports that Gibson is collaborating on the untitled epic with controversial Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. The pic is set-up at Warner Bros., for whom Gibson made a slew of past films including the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon franchises to the recent Edge of Darkness.
So the guy who wrote the steaming pile of screenplay for Basic Instinct and Showgirls is going to help Mel Gibson write an epic about apparently one of the most badass Jews in human history.
You know it could be an awesome movie, but Mel, you are not the guy to make it, and Ezterhas is too much of a hack to write it.
Seriously, is Randall Wallace available for this one? Or Ridley Scott? Seriously at this point, I would settle for Uwe Boll, the only man on earth capable of making a sex scene involving Kristianna Loken (NSFW link) into pure (unintentional) hilarity.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]