In his first interview in some time, Mel Gibson tells Deadline that he “could easily not act again” but does have a new project lined up, one that would team him with his “Braveheart” screenwriter Randall Wallace.
“I don’t know if it’s going to get off the ground, but I’m going to go work for [Best Picture Oscar winner Braveheart’s screenwriter] Randy Wallace again” says Gibson. “He’s got this script and he’s had it for years. He wrote some book and he’s adapted it to a script. And it’s almost like Alexander Dumas – like that swashbuckler kind of stuff. it’s total bodice-ripping swashbuckling stuff, but it’s funny. it’s funny and yet it’s got really good serious undertones too. Randy writes a decent script. And I responded to it right away. I thought this is hilarious. I’ve got to do this. And I’m not the main guy in the film – which is great.”
Asked about being booted from “The Hangover II,” Gibson said “You have to let that go. I sat here and talked to [director] Todd [Phillips] about it. I like Todd. How could you not like Todd? He’s smart and he’s gifted and so are the other people in the film. it’s okay. You just have to let that go.”
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