After 'Gladiator' ushered in a new sword-and-sandal era, it seemed that another favorite genre of the Technicolor era, the Viking epic, couldn't be far behind. Sadly, all we got in the way of Viking flicks were the disappointing 'The 13th Warrior' and 'Pathfinder.' Until now. Get ready for Leonardo DiCaprio, Viking warrior.

Mel Gibson will direct DiCaprio in an "untitled period drama about Viking culture," Variety reports. Which we're interpreting as "full-scale Viking battle epic." This is Mel Gibson we're talking about after all, the man known for taking cinema to bloody extremes with 'Braveheart,' 'The Passion of the Christ' and 'Apocalypto.'
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