Mel Gibson Set to Direct The WWII Drama DESTROYER Based on “The Ship That Would Not Die”

Mel Gibson has found his next film project! He is set to direct another World War II film called Destroyer. Gibson most recently directed the WWII movie Hacksaw Ridge, which was an incredible film. I love that he's going to direct another war film and this next one sounds great! 

Like Hacksaw RidgeDestroyer also centers on the Battle of Okinawa. This one, however, is set in April 1945 and tells the epic story of the USS Laffey, which is a ship that withstood multiple kamikaze attacks and earned the nickname "The Ship That Would Not Die."

The movie will be based on the book by John Wukovits called "Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack." According to the report, Wukovitz used "personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors’ wartime correspondence to construct the story."

The script for the film was written by Rosalind Ross and I can't wait to see how this movie turns out. I've heard stories about this ship and it's so cool that it's actually getting a movie made that's based on it. With Gibson at the helm of the film, I know it's going to be great. The guy is one hell of a director and storyteller. 

Gibson is also being eyed by Warner Bros. for a possible role in The Six Billion Dollar Man opposite Mark Wahlberg.

Source: Variety