Mel Gibson Takes A Summer Vacation

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 7:06 pm,

After almost eight years away from screens as an actor and it looks like Mel Gibson is returning to starring roles in a big way.

Following the star’s forthcoming projects Edge of Darkness and the Jodie Foster directed The Beaver (alongside his own directing duties for the  forthcoming Leonardo DiCaprio Viking film) comes news that Gibson will write and star in the action drama,  How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

According to Variety:

“Summer Vacation centers on a career criminal who gets caught by Mexican authorities and is sent to a drug- and crime-filled prison, where he learns how to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.”

The film will be the third film that the actor-director has written, following The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto – but this will be the first that he doesn’t direct. Vacation will be directed by Adrian Grunberg, who was First Assistant Director on Gibson’s Apocalypto.

The film will start shooting this March in San Diego and Veracruz, Mexico. This news puts yet another nail in the coffin of any chance that Gibson will appear in Mad Max Fury Road (set to shoot this summer), with his DiCaprio Viking film due to go before cameras in the fall.

At the very least it’s pretty cool to have Gibson back on the big-screen, and with Gibson and his Apocalypto crew behind How I Spent My Summer Vacation, we can rest assured knowing that the film should be violent. Very violent.

More on How I Spent My Summer Vacation when we get it.

Source: Variety

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. Hey Niall

    Any reason why you put up the mug shot as your pic..couldn’t find a more recent photo? Just curious..Little malicious don’t you think?

  2. I agree with greenknight.
    If its supposed to be funny,its not.

  3. Actually, I think it’s very funny :)

  4. @ Huggybear

    You would..being the devil’s advocate you have been in other posts..I don’t think it is funny and is in poor taste..

  5. It caught my attention lol. I dont really care.

  6. Glad to see he’s returning to a steady work schedule. He’s made some mistakes in the past, as we all do from time to time, but he still has the same likable quality that made him a star.

  7. Just make sure that the next time you do a Tom Cruise article you have a picture of him dancing on Oprah’s couch.

    Then we will know you are an equal-opportunity celebrity-flip-out-bringer-upper :-)

    BTW, I am excited to see him back on Screen. I do hope he his feelings have changed a bit since that photo has taken, though.

  8. … and when I say “a bit,” I mean “A LOT”

  9. I put up a better (and sexier) pic to replace the fuzzy mugshot.

  10. Ha it’s still a mugshot to me.

  11. @Greenknight,


    No way. I think if you read any Mel Gibson related article that I’ve written for Screen Rant you’ll see that you won’t get a bigger supporter of Gibson than me.

    Heck -ckeck out my Avatar!


  12. @Greenknight

    Devil’s Advocate?
    Hehe, now THAT’S funny :)

    Give me an example of me being the spawn of satan as you say.

  13. I was not inferring you were the spawn of satan..being a devil’s advocate has nothing to do with satan..a devil’s advocate is someone who takes a position he or she does not agree with for the sake of argument.

  14. @ Niall

    Then why choose the picture? I just think it was in poor taste. The contents (literally speaking) of the article were fine..


  15. But I did find the picture funny. What’s wrong with seeing an actor in a real life photo and not some plastic photoshoped magazine cover once in a while? But hey, you got your wish, plastic photoshopped picture of Mel Gibson! Congratulations, you are the winner!

  16. This is fantastic, Mel is back!!!

  17. @ Huggybears

    C’mon’s not about winning and losing it is about finding something to be done with poor judgement or in poor liked it I didn’t difference in perspective that’s all..

    There you go being the devil’s advocate again!! ;)

  18. What can i say, i’m a naughty fella. :P

  19. Just because this film will be done from March doesn’t mean he won’t be able to do Mad Max 4 in August.
    Given he also has a film to do in Australia early next year he could easily fit both films in in the 6 or so months inclusive from March to August.
    Aussie films don’t take long to do at all.

  20. Gibson is balking and/or totally clueless.

    —Hey MEL! –It’s 2010 and you made your money!
    -Try n’ get beyond the franchise slum once and for all
    –before it’s too late!


  21. Cool, I hope to see more from you guys and continue that great work that really inspires me.

  22. hmmm, they didnt even mention that he will also be shooting this movie in Texas. Brownsville, Texas to be exact, which is close to the mexican border.

  23. Good that he’s on the big screen again. When is this gonna be shown?

  24. I keep wanting to see this movie. I love Mel Gibson. I just hope he’s able to love himself. A lot of people give him a hard time, but I know what a terrible thing it is to say things you don’t mean (or even “half mean”) while angry. I believe a lot of people, particuarly passionate people, have done this and regret it.

  25. i was working in this movie …i really want to watch it on the big screen…do any one knows when is going to be on cinemas? :)