Where the fuck is Steven Spielberg when you need him?
Mel's publicist Alan Nierob tells TMZ that Mel is teaming up with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who wrote the Jewish-themed movies "Betrayed" and "Music Box", to produce a movie about Judah Maccabee, the Jewish warrior who defeated the Greek-Syrian armies in the second century B.C.
Mel, who famously directed the arguably anti-Jewish "Passion of the Christ" in 2004, has signed on with Warner Bros., which won out over several other studios that wanted the project.
Nierob says Gibson has been working on the Maccabee project for a decade, but now it's about to become real.
I have a strong feeling that someone else should be handling this project. There has got to be a Jew out there who can take on this project. Mel Brooks? Woody Allan? Madonna?