Zwinglius Redivivus

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

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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Written by Jim

September 9, 2011 at 08:06

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  1. Perhaps Gibson will play the role of Rabbi Akiva…

    arenmaeir

    September 9, 2011 at 08:18

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

      Jim

      September 9, 2011 at 08:21

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

    Gerard

    September 9, 2011 at 09:07

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

    arenmaeir

    September 9, 2011 at 09:22

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

      Jim

      September 9, 2011 at 09:45

  4. 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

    donciccio60

    September 9, 2011 at 09:44

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

    Michael Acidri

    September 9, 2011 at 17:49


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