The movie, which documents the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ in the ancient Aramaic language, has ruffled a lot of feathers - most notable among Jewish groups, who claim the picture is anti-Semitic.
Yesterday (28AUG03) Jewish leaders rallied outside the New York headquarters of NEWS CORPORATION - who own studios Fox. The company have a production deal with Gibson's ICON PRODUCTIONS and were favourites to pick up the movie.
And it seems the protest worked - Fox have officially turned down their first option to distribute the flick.
Protester's cheered as a spokesperson for the firm announced, "Fox won't be involved."29/08/2003 17:19