Gibson, DiCaprio Team Up for Viking Epic

Mel will direct Leo in script by “Departed’s” William Monahan

Last Updated: December 14, 2009 @ 1:26 PM

After ‘Gladiator’ ushered in a new sword-and-sandal era, it seemed that another favorite genre of the Technicolor era, the Viking epic, couldn’t be far behind. Sadly, all we got in the way of Viking flicks were the disappointing ‘The 13th Warrior’ and ‘Pathfinder.’ Until now. Get ready for , Viking warrior.

Mel Gibson will direct DiCaprio in an "untitled period drama about Viking culture," Variety reports.

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