Mel Gibson Set to Direct New World War II Drama

Looks like Mel Gibson is heading behind the camera once again for a new directing gig. 

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the 62-year-old actor will helm a new World War II naval war movie titled Destroyer.This will be the first time the actor returns to the director’s chair after receiving an Oscar nomination for Hacksaw Ridge.

The film is based on the John Wukovits book Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack. When writing the book, Wukovitz used personal interviews and memoirs of crew members who had served on the ship that withstood multiple kamikaze attacks and was therefore nicknamed “The Ship That Would Not Die.”

The script is penned by Rosalind Ross and will center on the Battle of Okinawa and medic Desmond Doss. Destroyer is being produced at Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang Productions.