Prepare to have your preconceived stereotypes about vikings blown the shit out of the water! Massive, bearded men? Try massive-headed and unable to grow more than a strange little goatee thing! From Variety:
Mel Gibson will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an untitled period drama set in the world of Viking culture. William Monahan is writing the script.
Graham King will produce with Gibson and Tim Headington in a co-production between King’s GK Films and Gibson’s Icon Productions. Shooting is expected to begin fall, 2010, meaning that if everything falls into place, it would be the next directing effort for Gibson.
I think I'll pass, guys. I can forgive Gibson's antisemitism, homophobia, and drunk driving, but I draw the line at making anything that could disrupt or contradict the rich canon of Hägar the Horrible.