ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

March 28, 2006 08:28 ET

APOCALYPTO: In Cinemas Everywhere 25th August 2006

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2006) - Following on from the worldwide phenomenon of The Passion of The Christ, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Mel Gibson returns with 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.

APOCALYPTO which Gibson is directing, producing and financing is a Greek term meaning "an unveiling" or "new beginning". The film will be spoken in Mayan dialect, although like his last film, The Passion of The Christ, which he shot in Aramaic, it is expected to have English subtitles. Shooting on APOCALYPTO is currently taking place in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The cast features actors from Mexico, the United States and Canada as well as indigenous Mayan-speakers from the region of Yucatan.

APOCALYPTO will open in cinemas across the UK on the 25th August 2006
Running Time & Certificate TBC

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