While he popped up in Machete Kills and will be seen in Expendables 3, Mel Gibson has understandably been out in the wilderness for the last few years, with few people wanting to get the risk of working with him following the controversy that has dogged him.
However now he’s potentially got a role, and who knows, perhaps it’ll be the start of a comeback (for right or wrong). Once more though it’s being produced outside the major studio system, as most of them are still nervous of Gibson.
He is in talks to star in the action-thriller Blood Father, according to Deadline, with Jean-Franç Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) set to direct. The story is being compared to Taken (but then, just about every new action thriller is), following an ex-con (Mel Gibson) who tries to protect his estranged and troubled 16-year-old daughter, who’s under threat from drug dealers who want to kill her.
Richet will direct from a screenplay by Peter Craig (The Town). The movie is set to begin shooting this May in New Mexico.