Thursday, April 12, 2012

Warner Bros Shuts Down Gibson Film: Should Anyone Care?

Edit: what does it matter if Warner Bros shuts it down anyway? They had nothing to do with the Passion either.

April 11, 2012,

By Sharon Waxman and Brent Lang

Exclusive -- Warner Bros. has put on hold a controversial Mel Gibson movie project about the Jewish Maccabee revolt in the 2nd century B.C. after reading the script by writer Joe Eszterhas, TheWrap has learned.

A spokesman for the studio told TheWrap, "We are analyzing what to do with the project."

Jewish groups were outraged after news broke in September that Gibson had reached a production deal with Warner's to direct the story of Judah Maccabee, whose victory over Greek and Syrian armies is celebrated at Hanukkah. One Jewish group called it "a moral lapse in judgment."

Another reason might be that he no longer gets along with Joe Esterhas who denounced him in a 9 page letter, here.

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