Ed Driscoll

THE PASSION IS PRINTING MONEY

THE PASSION IS PRINTING MONEY FOR MEL: Hollywood Reporter runs the numbers, and finds that Mel Gibson could easily walk away with $100 million in the bank from his movie.

Two weeks ago, the New York Times was quoting Hollywood executives saying that Mel would be blacklisted for making a conservative film about Christ. It now seems far more likely that he’ll emerge as the next George Lucas, with the vast profits from his low (for Hollywood) budget film giving him the power to make any future films he wants.

As I posted on Sunday, that’s far more than Orson Welles could ever say.