TV & FILM
bill-swift - March 16, 2012
Mel Gibson has had a tumultuous couple of years. He has been officially labeled as anti-Semitic,, and has also been found guilty of spousal abuse. A double whammy that normally obliterates a career. And even though Mel himself is still struggling to recover from the box office catastrophe that was 'The Beaver' he will at least find some solace in the announcement that a TV version of his most successful movie could be on the cards.
The TV version of the multi Oscar winning film is being devised by Mick Davis in conjunction with STV Productions from an idea by Kent Dalian and Seoras Wallace, the duo who originally worked on 'Braveheart' back in 1995.
The show is currently in development and not attached to any network but the director of content at STV Alan Clements has already been thinking about the planned series plot points, telling The Hollywood Reporter that, 'This was a turbulent time in Scotland's history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role. We plan to delve deep into his character and explore his passions, bringing parts of history to life in a spectacular and raw depiction. With all eyes on Scotland in the current political climate, this also seems to be a very appropriate time to tell this story in more depth.'
It promises to feature the amazing concoction of blood, death, nudity, sex and Scottish politics. Always a winner.
Article by Gregory Wakeman
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