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Mel Gibson is Going to do to Judas Maccabeus What he did to Jesus

Posted in media by Jim on September 9, 2011

That is, make a bloody, gory, film about him (no doubt, since all Gibson’s films share one common characteristic- they flow with blood and guts).

Of all the filmmakers you might expect to make a film about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, Mel Gibson is probably not at the top of the list. So consider this a Hannukah surprise.   Deadline broke the news that Gibson and Warner Bros. are teaming on a film about the hero who led a small band of Jews against mighty Seleucids armies and, among other things, liberated Jerusalem. Gibson will produce the picture, and potentially direct, too.

Let the misrepresentation of historical fact commence.  With thanks to Jim Aitken for pointing it out to me.

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  1. arenmaeir said, on September 9, 2011 at 08:18

    Perhaps Gibson will play the role of Rabbi Akiva…

    • Jim said, on September 9, 2011 at 08:21

      lol. now that would be a sight. i figure he’ll play a victim or martyr. he loves that…

  2. Gerard said, on September 9, 2011 at 09:07

    One of his first movie’s “Tim” did not “flow with blood and guts”.

  3. arenmaeir said, on September 9, 2011 at 09:22

    Last night saw Gibson’s movie the “Beaver” – actually quite good and no blood and guts

    • Jim said, on September 9, 2011 at 09:45

      what? the beaver didnt paint itself blue and run down the hill?

  4. donciccio60 said, on September 9, 2011 at 09:44

    having worked on the books of Maccabees, I guess that Gibon is the right man to shot this movie: blood floods, rethoric and action are well teamed, as well as heroes and villains do. francesco bianchi

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  6. Michael Acidri said, on September 9, 2011 at 17:49

    I hope the blood and guts are in 3D….nice boycotting an expensive flop. ;)


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