last updated 8/6/06
Four Brothers (2005)
Gibson teams with director John Singleton for the third time for this gritty drama in which four adoptive brothers (Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, André "3000" Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund) hunt down their mother's killer. The film was released in theatres on August 12, 2005. (Page coming soon)
Gibson follows his supporting turn in Flight of the Phoenix with another in this drama about a young man (James Franco) from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks who uses his boxing talent to realize his dream of attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Gibson plays the drill sergeant who is the Franco character's main antagonist, thus marking his first villainous role. Jordana Brewster, Donnie Wahlberg, and Chi McBride also star in the film, which is written by David Collard (Out of Time) and directed by Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow). The film was released in theatres on January 27, 2006. (Page coming soon)
Vondie Curtis-Hall writes and directs this thriller in which an ex-convict's (Gibson) car is hijacked with his on inside. Also starring Larenz Tate, Meagan Good, and The Game, the film was released in theatres on June 23, 2006. (Page coming soon)
The Take (2007)
Death Race (2008)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Mere days before the June 6, 2003 theatrical release of 2 Fast 2 Furious, Universal issued a press release enthusiastically announcing this re-teaming of Gibson with 2F2F producer Neal H. Moritz. Scripted by John Jarrell (Romeo Must Die) from a story idea by Gibson himself, this urban thriller follows a detective (Gibson) who goes deep undercover into the Los Angeles criminal underworld to investigate his foster brother's murder. However, very little has been said or heard about this project since that initial announcement, and its current status is unknown.
DA Verdict (?)
In November 2003 MGM announced that Gibson would star in and executive produce this drama, based on his own treatment, about a hotshot new recruit in an urban district attorney's office who faces a crisis when he is duty-bound to prosecute friends from the old neighborhood. Cathy Konrad and James Mangold, the husband-and-wife team behind such films as Girl, Interrupted, Kate & Leopold, and Identity, are set to produce; however, there has been little news since the first reports, and given MGM's revamp as strictly a distribution entity, this project may be in limbo as well.
--written by Michael Dequina