Gibson goes MesoAmerican:
A year after breaking box-office records with “The Passion of the Christ,” which was shot in Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew, Gibson has struck a deal with the Walt Disney Co. to release his next picture in a Mayan dialect. Gibson is due to begin shooting the film, titled “Apocalypto,” on location in Mexico in October and is aiming for a summer 2006 release, spokesman Alan Nierob said on Monday.
As with “Passion,” Gibson will direct and produce the Mayan-language film from his own script through his own company, Icon Productions, and he will not appear in the movie.
The film’s cast will consist of unknown performers native to the region of Mexico where the film is being shot, Nierob said. Few others details about Gibson’s project were revealed.
“He lets his work speak for itself,” Nierob said.