Gibson's $25 million (GBP13.8 million) investment in the controversial film has been rewarded by takings of over $600 million (GBP333 million) so far, and Disney bosses are confident he'll be able to produce similarly spectacular results at the company.
A spokesperson for Disney says, "Gibson has the sensibilities Hollywood needs, he has the right insight to lead a studio.
"Look at those numbers! Now, that is how to make movies - none of this $120 million nonsense."
American website PAGE SIX claims Disney want Gibson to contribute millions of his own money for the takeover to succeed.
A close pal to the 48-year-old says, "The discussions have not gone anywhere yet."07/05/2004 02:08