february 13, 2015
He might be nearing 60, but Mel Gibson is certainly not over the hill.
The veteran actor is gearing up to star in upcoming film Blood Father later this year.
And the 59-year-old is also in the preparation stages of beginning his next directing gig, a drama titled Hacksaw Ridge
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Lionsgate is in final talks for North American rights to Hacksaw Ridge, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson’s next outing as a director which will star Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man films).
The actor is set to direct the upcoming drama Hacksaw Ridge, this marks the fifth film behind the camera for Gibson (The Passion of The Christ, Apocalypto), telling the true WWII story of Corporal Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the US congressional Medal of Honor after acts of bravery and sacrifice saving 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa.
Hacksaw Ridge is scripted by Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, the latter of whom wrote Braveheart for Gibson and directed him in the Vietnam film We Were Soldiers. Terry Benedict, Bill Mechanic, Steve Longi and David Permut are all attached to produce, with a reported budget of $45 million dollars., the film will hit theatres in 2016.