From Academy Award®-winning
filmmaker Mel Gibson (“The Passion of the Christ,” “Braveheart”), comes APOCALYPTO:
a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent
end times of the once great Mayan civilization.
When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a
violent invading force, a man is
taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled
by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him.
Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power
of his love for his woman and his family
he will make a desperate break to return home
and to ultimately save his way of life.
and boldly thought-provoking, APOCALYPTO brings to life,
Gibson’s ambitious creative vision, a world from the ancient
past hereto never before seen on the modern screen that
speaks powerfully to our lives today. Shot on location in
Catemaco—in one of the last remaining tracts of rainforests
Mexico—and in Veracruz, with a cast made up entirely of
indigenous peoples from the Americas, APOCALYPTO is directed
by Mel Gibson, produced by Gibson and Bruce Davey and
written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia, who co-produces. The
executive producers are Ned Dowd and Vicki Christianson.
The behind-the-scenes team, who spent intense months
shooting in the jungle and recreating a spectacular Mayan
kingdom of soaring pyramids and mysterious temples, includes
Academy Award®-winning director of photography Dean Semler
(“Dances With Wolves”), two-time Academy Award®-nominated
production designer Tom Sanders (“Saving Private Ryan,”
“Dracula,” “Braveheart”), two-time Oscar®-nominated film
editor John Wright (“Speed,” “The Hunt for Red October,”
“The Passion of the Christ”) and Oscar®-winning composer and
multiple Academy Award® nominee James Horner (“Titanic,” “A
Beautiful Mind,” “House of Sand and Fog,” the forthcoming
“The Good Shepherd”).
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