Mel Gibson to Make Viking Film— in Norse
Will star Leonardo DiCaprio, be scripted in Old English, too
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2010 8:30 AM CST
Mel Gibson plans to make a movie about Vikings.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Mel Gibson, the linguist, lives on: The actor/director/boozer/octodad plans to make a blockbuster about Viking raids on England and Scotland in the 9th century, scripted in Old English and Norse. The as-yet-untitled flick will star Leonardo DiCaprio and, like Gibson's other epics, will be unflinchingly violent. "I want a Viking to scare you," Gibson tells the Telegraph. "I want to see somebody speaking low, guttural German who scares the living shit out of me coming up to my house."