Mel Gibson is going back in time again to direct a movie about an ancient civilisation that existed 1,000 years before Jesus Christ.

The Passion Of The Christ director has invited various studio executives to his Santa Monica, California office to read the script, which he's keeping under lock and key.

Disney bosses won the ensuing bidding war to distribute the epic, which will be called APOCALYPTO.

Gibson has written the script and will direct and produce the project through his Icon production company. The MAD MAX star insists he won't appear in the film.

23/07/2005 01:39