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APOCALYPTO --- Mel Gibson's Latest


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#1 of 183 OFFLINE   MikeRS

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Posted December 19 2005 - 12:21 PM

I couldn't find an existing thread for this summer release, but Entertainment Tonight gave a glimpse of the upcoming teaser.

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Mel: “What I’m doing is making an action-adventure film of mythic proportions. It's a story about a man and his woman, his child and his father, his community. The man is put in an incredibly heightened, stressful situation...has to overcome tremendous obstacles. So it’s a universal story in that respect....I’m hoping by focusing on this civilization we can analyze ourselves....kind of an anthropological journey.”

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Scheduled for release in the summer of 2006, the film is set 600 years ago in Central America, before the Spanish conquest, in the midst of the mysterious decline of the Mayan civilization. Dialogue will be spoken in the obscure Mayan dialect of Yucatec, in the same way Gibson used Aramaic and Latin for his religious blockbuster The Passion of the Christ. It will feature a cast of unknown actors culled from Mexico City, the Yucatan and even some American Indians from the United States. The female lead is a young woman from Veracruz, Mexico.

Gibson will bankroll “Apocalypto” himself (Disney will distribute.) It began shooting in November and was shot almost entirely in the jungle of Mexico’s Veracruz state.


Interesting to note that this will be the second film to dabble in Mayan culture next year (Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain being the other).

#2 of 183 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted December 19 2005 - 01:37 PM

I've respected all three of Gibson's films, so I'll go to the theater for this one.

Got to admire a man paying for his own films. GL does it, and Gibson does it. That's worth supporting, and the man can make films.
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#3 of 183 OFFLINE   Paul Case

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Posted December 19 2005 - 02:02 PM

I'm with you on this one, Chuck. Gibson is a damn fine filmmaker. It's nice to see an artist who isn't afraid to take risks, especially with his own cash. Posted Image

#4 of 183 OFFLINE   Kevin Grey

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Posted December 19 2005 - 02:56 PM

Sounds wildly ambitious which is always exciting with a passionate and capablie filmmaker.

#5 of 183 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted December 20 2005 - 12:51 AM

My enthusiasm aside, the title sounds like a Tenacious D song. Which isn't a bad thing.
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#6 of 183 OFFLINE   Paul Case

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Posted December 20 2005 - 01:00 AM

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My enthusiasm aside, the title sounds like a Tenacious D song. Which isn't a bad thing.


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Maybe the film will open with a caption that reads, "This is the greatest and best movie in the world..."

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#7 of 183 OFFLINE   nickGreenwood

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Posted December 20 2005 - 01:25 AM

Naw it'd probably read: "This is just a tribute..."

Anyway looks good, I like Mel, I respect him and think he's a great film maker. Wish Caleb Deschanel was the Cinematographer for this movie, but I can't wait to see it, though it's of a different caliber than Passion.
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#8 of 183 OFFLINE   David Brown Eyes

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Posted December 20 2005 - 03:06 AM

This is infinitely more interesting to me than the upcoming Malick poki drivel.

Nice to see someone actually doing something with guts, class, and not immediately condescending and stupid.

I will be first in line for this.

#9 of 183 OFFLINE   Kami

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Posted December 20 2005 - 03:44 AM

If I could buy my ticket now, I would.

#10 of 183 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted December 20 2005 - 09:20 AM

Looks great! I can't wait!

#11 of 183 OFFLINE   Dave Miller

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Posted December 20 2005 - 11:32 AM

I'm intrigued.

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#12 of 183 OFFLINE   MikeRS

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Posted December 20 2005 - 12:15 PM

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#13 of 183 OFFLINE   Nathan V

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Posted December 20 2005 - 03:18 PM

Dynamite. If anybody has balls, it's Mel Gibson. I will see this opening day.

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#14 of 183 OFFLINE   Mike.P

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Posted December 20 2005 - 03:27 PM

Looks absolutely...something. I can't even think of a word to describe how I reacted to the trailer - I honestly don't know WHAT to think.

Really interested in this when it comes out...

#15 of 183 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted December 20 2005 - 05:52 PM

I'd check out the fast montage in the teaser near the end frame-by-frame. There's something hilarious in it.

#16 of 183 OFFLINE   MikeRS

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Posted December 20 2005 - 06:06 PM

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Gotta love Mel.


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#17 of 183 OFFLINE   StevenFC

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Posted December 20 2005 - 11:39 PM

I like Mel and his films, but this guy has Howard Hughes written all over him. Posted Image
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Posted December 21 2005 - 01:21 AM

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I'd check out the fast montage in the teaser near the end frame-by-frame. There's something hilarious in it.
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#19 of 183 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted December 21 2005 - 01:31 AM

For those wondering, Mel's cameo is right near the 1:46 mark.Posted Image

Looking forward to this. Mel's proven he can do big, epic stories. And kudos to him for footing the bill and protecting his artistic integrity.

Regarding the use of the original languages: I'm fine with it, but in this case (as opposed to with Passion), I'd like to have subtitles. Mayan culture and history is so foreign to the majority of the world that I think having subs will help.

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#20 of 183 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted December 21 2005 - 03:02 AM

Looks very good. Most likely one I will trek to the theater for. I have enjoyed all of Mel's films and this one looks to be just as enjoyable.
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