Hollywood actor Mel Gibson is eyeing another action film after his Mad Max sequel stalled - he wants to star in a movie about a real-life violent motorcycle gang.

Gibson is in talks with film studio WARNER BROS PICTURES to star in UNDER AND ALONE, based on the true story of undercover agent BILLY QUEEN, who infiltrated the notorious MONGOLS MOTORCYCLE CLUB.

The New York-born actor had planned to begin work on MAD MAX: FURY ROAD in Namibia in July (03), but following the outbreak of the American-led war in Iraq, the project was put on hold.

Queen was a veteran with the BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF), who joined the Mongol's branch in California's San Fernando Valley, rising through the ranks in just over two years to become club treasurer - despite a background check by a Mongols-employed private investigator.

The ATF busted the gang in 2000, resulting in the arrest of almost 40 people and the seizure of dozens of illegal guns, drugs and stolen motorcycles. They've also been suspected of a range of other crimes, including murder, extortion and arson.

24/09/2003 08:56