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Mel Gibson To Produce 'Boudicca' Film Epic
NewsScotsman ^ | 28 April 2004 | Mark Sage

Posted on 04/28/2004 9:29:31 AM PDT by Hal1950

Flush from the success of The Passion Of The Christ, Mel Gibson is looking back in time once again – to produce an epic about Boudicca, who led Britain against Roman conquerors.

Dubbed “Braveheart with a bra”, the film will chronicle Boudicca’s rise from peasant girl to a military leader who united the Celtic tribes of Britain.

Gibson’s production company, Icon, appears keen to cash in on further historical tales, after The Passion netted hundreds of millions of pounds at the box office.

The film will be directed by Gavin O’Connor who told the Hollywood trade paper Variety: “What drew me is that she was driven by personal revenge.

“Her goals were never political and never went beyond avenging her slain husband and child.

“She managed to bring together all of these warring tribes to stand against the Roman Empire.

“It is a masculine story with a female point of view.”

Brian Klugman, who co-wrote the script with Lee Sternthal, said: “We spent over a year researching Queen Boudicca, Celtic Britain and the Roman Empire, and another year writing the script.”


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1 posted on 04/28/2004 9:29:32 AM PDT by Hal1950
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To: Hal1950
Sounds very interesting

I'd love to see him do the Punic Wars and the destruction of Carthage.

2 posted on 04/28/2004 9:31:27 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you must; perform without fail that what you resolve.)
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To: Hal1950
So you think she'll be hot? I bet she's hot. You know, for historical accurancy and such.
3 posted on 04/28/2004 9:32:00 AM PDT by ruiner
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To: Hal1950
Be prepared for another flogging scene. If I recall my history she was flogged pretty severely when captured by the Romans.
4 posted on 04/28/2004 9:33:08 AM PDT by mware
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To: Hal1950
Cool. I hope they cast it well.
5 posted on 04/28/2004 9:33:51 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Hal1950
Braveheart with a bra

Lol, that was my first thought reading the title.

6 posted on 04/28/2004 9:35:43 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: mewzilla

A statue of Boudicca near the Parliament in London.

7 posted on 04/28/2004 9:36:01 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Hal1950
Celtic warriors fought completely nude, and I think the women who were there, as leaders or as priests, were topless at least. I wonder if they'll portray it accurately. Here's hoping they do!
8 posted on 04/28/2004 9:36:25 AM PDT by Defiant (Kerry Nation: Another old battleaxe trying to tell us how to live our lives.)
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To: Burkeman1
Celtic patriot ping.
9 posted on 04/28/2004 9:37:42 AM PDT by JohnGalt (Chalabi Republicans: Soft on Treason)
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To: blam
ping
10 posted on 04/28/2004 9:38:10 AM PDT by csvset
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To: mewzilla
A Boudiccaious Babe!
11 posted on 04/28/2004 9:39:07 AM PDT by JennysCool
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To: mware
Wasn't there a cutting off of a breast somewhere in her history as well?
12 posted on 04/28/2004 9:39:19 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Savage is right - extreme liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: Hal1950
Queen Boudicca

Is this where the term "boudacious" came from?

13 posted on 04/28/2004 9:39:26 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Hal1950
I am liking all of the movies with historical contextcoming out in recent years. [Braveheart, Patriot, Passion, Hidalgo, LOTR]
14 posted on 04/28/2004 9:40:35 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: mewzilla
From the looks of the statue, the choices for actors would have to be Hillary, Rosie O'Donnell and/or Madeline NotsoBright...

and that's just for the part of the horses.

Snicker...snicker!!

15 posted on 04/28/2004 9:41:49 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Me too! Like the Alamo and Pearl Habor.

err yea
16 posted on 04/28/2004 9:42:01 AM PDT by ruiner
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To: Defiant
the women who were there were topless at least. I wonder if they'll portray it accurately.

Anna K. for lead role!!!

17 posted on 04/28/2004 9:42:06 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Hal1950
“Her goals were never political and never went beyond avenging her slain husband and child. “She managed to bring together all of these warring tribes to stand against the Roman Empire.

Also, Gladiator with a bra.

18 posted on 04/28/2004 9:42:55 AM PDT by Moonman62
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To: ruiner
Me too! Like the Alamo and Pearl Habor.

And JFK, and Nixon, Castro and any other Oliver Stone Film you can think of.

just kidding

19 posted on 04/28/2004 9:43:52 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Hal1950
Saw a british version of this story a few years ago, had the female surgeon from ER playing Buddica.... Roman's rued the day they raped her daughters.... She eventually loses of course, but she made hell for the Romans for a while.
20 posted on 04/28/2004 9:44:06 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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