Back in December, Elisabeth relayed some big Norse news: Mel Gibson and Leonardo DiCaprio were teaming up for an epic Viking drama. There weren't many details released at the time, but now Gibson has talked to the Los Angeles Times (Hero Complex) about the feature and revealed one rather surprising bit of information: This Viking drama could very well be his last Hollywood film.

Gibson said: "It was the first movie I ever thought about making. I saw it in my mind back when I was teenager. Seriously, it's the first movie I wanted to make. And I think it will be the last film I direct. It's the thing I have been going toward, in a way, since I was young, and I think when it's done I may be finished." The comment still leaves the door open for acting, but as the Times writes: "the 54-year-old sounded as if his Viking epic might be a fitting farewell to his Hollywood life." Then again, the paper notes that people close to Gibson think he'll never be able to give up his passion for cinema, so this will come down to what reigns supreme -- ties to Hollywood or the desire for a neat, wrapped-up end to his showbiz career.
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