Mel Gibson is hoping to follow the success of The Passion Of The Christ with an epic about female warrior BOUDICA.

The BRAVEHEART star will team up with his ICON partners to produce WARRIOR, which follows Boudica as she rises from peasant girl to a military leader who unites the Celtic tribes of Britain to battle the ninth century Roman empire.

Boudica was named posthumously as Britain's first queen.

But, following the footsteps of projects on ALEXANDER THE GREAT and NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, Gibson's picture is one of four Boudica projects recently announced to be in the pipeline.

29/04/2004 09:00