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Old 01-21-10, 09:20 AM
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Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

Love to see a realistic Viking movie and I think Mel can pull it off, should be ultra violent!


What are you doing next?

Gibson: Iím working with Graham on the Viking movie. The very first idea I ever had about making a filmÖmy first thought about ever being a filmmaker was when I was sixteen years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie. And I wanted to make it in old Norse, which I was studying at the time. Itís odd because at that age thatís a stupidly ridiculous idea cause how will I ever be a filmmaker. Itís just some kind of romantic pipe dream. But that was the first big, epic, wacky idea I ever had was to show Viking real.

Does that mean the Viking movie will be in English or in old Norse?

Gibson: I think itís going to be English - the English that would have been spoken back then - and Old Norse. Whatever the 9th century had to offer. Iím going to give you real.

Is that really important to you.

Gibson: I want a Viking to scare you. I donít want a Viking to say, ďIím going to die with a sword in my hand.Ē I donít want to hear that. It pulls the rug out from under you. I want to see somebody who I have never seen before speaking low guttural German who scares the living shit out of me coming up to my house. What is that like? What would that have been like?

How hard is that going to be to cast apart from Leo?

Gibson: Heíll be amazing. Heís a great actor.


http://www.collider.com/2010/01/16/m...ardo-dicaprio/

http://www.collider.com/2009/12/13/m...-viking-movie/
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

Long overdue. I replied to a thread about the lack of a decent viking movie back in July

post 6:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...king-epic.html
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

How do you say "Sugar Tits" in Old Norse?
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I didn't know Vikings were part of the vast Jewish conspiracy. I am grateful to Mel for what will surely be a scathing expose, that will scare the shit out of me, guttural German or not.
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Now he just needs to secure Amon Amarth for the soundtrack and it'll be gold!
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Leo? Leo?!!! Did he mean Leonardo di Caprio? What kind of Viking would he make? Real Vikings would have chewed him up and spit him out for breakfast.

The best Viking movie remains:

THE VIKINGS (1958)
Dir.: Richard Fleischer.
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh.

The three male stars are all still alive. I was hoping for a 50th anniversary DVD release in 2008 with commentary by all three but that didn't happen. (Might've been difficult with stroke-impaired Douglas, to be sure.)
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Leo? Leo?!!! Did he mean Leonardo di Caprio? What kind of Viking would he make? Real Vikings would have chewed him up and spit him out for breakfast.
That was my first thought.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Leo? Leo?!!! Did he mean Leonardo di Caprio? What kind of Viking would he make? Real Vikings would have chewed him up and spit him out for breakfast.




Casting Leo as a Viking.
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Since your average male actor these days is about 5'6", it will be tough to find actors able to fulfill the role. Plenty of candidates for Hobbits though.
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Gibson: I want a Viking to scare you.
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Since your average male actor these days is about 5'6", it will be tough to find actors able to fulfill the role. Plenty of candidates for Hobbits though.
I believe Leo is 6' or so. Although he always looks tiny and somewhat slight to me.

Next thing you know he'll be casting Adrian Brody as a Zulu chieftain.
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It could be that Leo will be in the Viking movie, but he won't be cast as one of the Vikings. He could be one of the guys scared of the Vikings.
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

I'm there. Mel+Vikings should be an awesome combo.
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It could be that Leo will be in the Viking movie, but he won't be cast as one of the Vikings. He could be one of the guys scared of the Vikings.
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

Leo looked HUGE on the Golden Globes the other night when they had him standing next to Scorcese.
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Leo looked HUGE on the Golden Globes the other night when they had him standing next to Scorcese.
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I didn't know Vikings were part of the vast Jewish conspiracy.

What do Jews have to do with Vikings!

Love that Axl quote BTW!
What a total freakin' nutjob!
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

With Mel at the helm this will most likely be fantastic.

It will be pretty awesome to have a well done Viking film.
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Re: Mel Gibson to make Viking epic

A movie about Lindisfarne would be cool.
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Leo looked HUGE on the Golden Globes the other night when they had him standing next to Scorcese.
rimshot.
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rimshot.
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