Mel Gibson’s new film Apocalypto, which opens December 8, basically depicts the end of Mayan civilization as we knew it. Gibson sought, in order to give real credence to the film, to cast indigenous actors for the project. Gibson people from the Yucatan, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Xalapa & Veracruz that were interested in working on such a film. Gibson’ hard work on Apocalypto has finally paid off, as he is getting much praise from American Indian leaders.
“It is very important to note that Mr. Gibson has gone to great lengths to cast indigenous people in this film,” Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby stated.
“This not only helps make the film more realistic, it serves as an inspiration to Native American actors who aspire to perform relevant roles in the film industry.”
If it’s good enough for Native Americans, I guess it’s good enough for me. Either way I’m quite pumped about seeing the film December 8. For preview, see trailer here.