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Gibson Nailed in "Hebrew Hammer" Sequel

8/30/2006 9:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel GibsonMel Gibson gets blown away outside Moonshadows restaurant in Malibu, and it's coming soon to a theater near you.

TMZ has obtained the opening sequence of the script for the sequel to "The Hebrew Hammer," a 2003 Jewish blaxploitation comedy starring Adam Goldberg. The sequel, called "The Hebrew Hammer 2: Hammer vs. Hitler," depicts a very drunk Mel Gibson spilling out of Moonshadows, two blondes on each arm and a bottle of Irish whiskey in hand. Gibson then obnoxiously berates the valets, leaps into his Lexus and speeds off, screaming obscenities about the Jews. Apprehended by a policeman down the road from Moonshadows, Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade is cut short when the cop -- "The Hebrew Hammer" -- puts a bullet in Gibson's head, spraying a bloody Star of David onto the windshield of his Lexus.

In the new film, written by director John Kesselman, "The Hebrew Hammer" is now married and enjoying the good life in suburbia. But the Hammer is forced to dust off his pimpy, black leather couture to confront a new menace: A time-traveling Hitler, intent on altering key moments in Jewish history -- to the detriment of the Jews

A tug-of-war has erupted over Kesselman's sequel. Insiders tell TMZ the pitch has sparked interest from Hollywood execs, in no small measure because of its hilarious-but-controversial opening scene.

Kesselman, in an interview with TMZ, explained his unorthodox-but-still-Orthodox script this way: "Young Jews love 'The Hebrew Hammer.' I think if Mel wants to truly extend an olive branch to the Jewish Community as a whole, his on-screen death would go a long way in accomplishing that goal."

Currently, Ed Pressman's ContentFilm is in negotiations to finance the project, but New Line Cinema has also expressed interest in the comedy as well. It's currently being shopped by attorney Eric Feig, Kesselman's rep at the Beverly Hills law firm of Rosen Feig Golland & Lunn.

Comedy Central Films' original "Hebrew Hammer" bombed in theaters, but went on to become a cult classic that airs regularly on cable's Comedy Central and sells briskly on DVD.
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31.

Jaye    

Good grief, how is this still a relevant news item? Can we please just leave Mel and Jews alone? Every single time this gets mentioned, it only stirs things up again. What is the point? Let this die for Pete's sake.

2913 days ago
32.

LetHerKillHerself    

Just goes to show that Jews are stupid big nosed idiots. I guess Mel was right.

2913 days ago
33.

Sam    

Let it go already, unforgiving Jews! Jews act like they've never sinned or made mistakes. The only Jew that has walked on water was Jesus. Are these Jewish film makers aware of the Dateline NBC: To Catch A Predator, investigation? It featured filthy, perverse, pedophiles looking for young boys on the internet to meet and have sex with. A Jewish Rabi was one of these sick idiots that got caught on film. How many others in the Jewish community are still lurking out there? Seriously, these Jewish film makers should drop the stones from their hands and stop casting them. Mel made a mistake, he admitted to it and apologized profusely. He's battled this disease of alcoholism for years and he's getting help. He will continue to make movies with or without the help of Jews in the industry. Heck, no one backed his last movie so he put up his own money. It's #10 for the biggest grossing film ever, 327 million!

2913 days ago
34.

ONE WHO KNOWS    

AN OPEN LETTER TO HARVEY L-E-V-I-N :
OKAY, WE KNOW YOU ARE JEWISH. AND YOU HATE MEL GIBSON. BUT!
BEING IN THE MEDIA BUSINESS YOU ALSO KNOW YOU NEED TO REMAIN IMPARTIAL.
BUT YOU ARE NOT.
YOU ARE MAKING THIS WEBSITE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MEL BASHING WEBSITE.
SOLUTION?
WE ARE GOING TO WAIT FOR YOU TO SCREW UP, AND HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL BASH THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF YOU.
I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR YOU!!!
WHO ARE YOU TO CAST THE FIRST STONE?!
INSTEAD OF BASHING MEL, YOU SHOULD BE BASHING REAL CRIMINALS!

2913 days ago
35.

kat    

Wow...get a life TMZ.

You are only reinforcing the stereotype that the Jews are the most unforgiving, bitter people in the world. I hope that you get this worked up EVERY single time an actor says something offensive or whenever Hollywood produces another racist piece of crap.

I was on the fence about this but I am now on Mel's side. You people need to get a life.

Oh, anfdfor the 294358974895th time, the "Passion" was NOT antisemtic...seriously, get over yourself and get a life!!

2913 days ago
36.

Joanie    

The jews want to know why they are becoming the laughing stock? They are the phony, unforgiven bunch of hypocrits in the world. They want what they want and couldn't carewhat it costs anyone else. They BETRAYED Jesus,one of their own, they betrayed Moses who led them from bondage.All they care about is MONEY, JEWELS, and thinks the whole world owes them.They even made out from the holacost. They wanted their valuable's more than justice for the dead. And stop saying it's only catholics who are perverts. The Jews are the worst of the bunch. I was molested as a child by one of your men in black(Orthodox Jew) and was constantly propositioned by jewish married men. Also, for every kept woman, there is a married JEW. So stop looking down at everyone else that doesn't agree with your hollywood BS. Speilberg want Mel to give a $1000.000.00 to Israel so the Jews can forgive him. What a damn joke. Money, Money, Money. Look in the mirror and see what you really look like. You are all being unreasonable with this story. You're insulting people and very self centered. What would you have done if Malthorp put the star of David in a jar of urine? like they did with a crucifix? That was disgusting, but tyhe catholics didn't make a gigantic issue like you;re making out of a sentence from a drunk man, who has apologyzed over and over. Get over yourselves.

2913 days ago
37.

Forgiven    

The tide has turned, first it was Mel bashing now its Jew bashing. Hebrew Hammer 2 will be a flop just like the first one, and Mel will go on being a great producer/director/actor. Isn't it time to move on ?

and by the way, 27 your comment was really sick.

p just like the first one, and Mell will go on being a great producer/director/actor

2913 days ago
38.

A Normal Person    

Wow. I didn't realize people like you still existed in such vast numbers. I can't remember the last time I've seen so much ignorance gathered in one place.

2913 days ago
39.

Originalkat    

If Mel said what rumors provide he put out about Jews then those are nothing compared to what this film is trying to do. I hope they get sued over it.
I find it very distasteful and I agee with others..it will bomb.
I have no respect for the "filmmakers" making it.
It really makes you mull over what everyone thinks Mel said.

2913 days ago
40.

val    


OMFG, get over the Mel Gibson story.
I love how you a**holes act like you have never did anything wrong in your life. Mel wasn't talking to a magazine or a rally, he made a private mistke. This is only turning people AGAINST the jews and reinforcing the "bitter, nasty, hypocritcal" stereotype. He's apologized. In my book, the people who are casting stones at Mel are far worse than Mel and anything he's done.

2913 days ago
41.

MERBS    

This is what one likes to see... a reasonable, thoughtful commentary between people who respect one another's opinions. Of course, it's understood that religious, educational, socio-economic backgrounds will also be respected and taken into account. Yes, a debate should be spirited but civil, at all times. That way, everyone learns and grows from the experience. No cheap shots, no scatalogical insults, no put-downs of any kind. STAYING ON POINT, thinking with wisdom what that point might be...listening and "hearing" the point of another.
Does one's heart good!

2913 days ago
42.

jennifer    

#32 - Sam ...hadn't heard that about the rabbi! Are you listening, Maven? Don't choke on your apology. #35 - Joanie... well said. #19 -- so true. Maven, you brought all of this on yourself wth your unforgiving, angry rants. Get help -- and as a christian gesture, drop "Lisa" off at the looney bin.

2913 days ago
43.

Alyn Brodsky    

#27: Mike--Your outrageous comment reveals you to be cursed with a twisted mind, a perverted sense of common decency--and inarguably a set of parents that are perfect arguments for eugenics. I'm sure that many, if not the preponderance, of Jew-haters who've had their say on this web site are in agreement with you. How sad! The whole thing is too sickening for words. What a hateful, hurtful, egregiously ignorant excuse for a human being you are, along with your brother and sister moral monsters.. And for the record, I am not of the Hebrew faith. I am an Afro-American, and I do believe that doubtless you would love nothing better to have lynching restored. We, the downrtrodden and put-upon, will survive demented morons like you and those who share your obscene attitudes. I do hope, for your sake, that you can tolerate heat, for you are going to spend an eternity in Hell commencing the moment you depart this mortal coil--which, I must confess, will hopefully occur in the immediate future. Shame on you!

2913 days ago
44.

chris    

LOT OF JEW HATERS IN HERE SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT THE F*CKING ******* AND EVERYONE SCREAMS RACIST

2913 days ago
45.

Lou    

#42 clergyboy your hypocrisy is showing.

2913 days ago
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