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 16 comments Comments 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."