Legendary director Franco Zeffirelli has attacked Mel Gibson's upcoming biblical movie The Passion.

Zeffirelli, who was responsible for the seminal mini-series JESUS OF NAZARETH, is convinced the movie will flop because it's being filmed only in the ancient languages of Latin and Aramaic - without subtitles.

He says, "I think it is very unlikely it will be a success. Aramaic is such a difficult language. The only way it is if it's a cinematic spectacular."

22/05/2003 13:59