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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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Alyn Brodsky    

#74--wonderful sentiments, and from a lady yet! You are such a hateful bitch, I suspect you make your living walking the tiles--and then go to Confession and get absolved of all your shit, until the next time. You're the kind of slut who gives Ch ristianity a bad name.In fact, you're thre kind of bigoted slut who gives the human race a bad name. Tell me, do you fantasize about Mel whenever you get out the old vibrator?

2873 days ago
77.

Sues    

Hey message #5 - remember he (Mel) hates you even more. You may think you are a maven - but you're sure no mensch.

And if everybody will google the pie chart on religions of the world - you'll see that Jews make up less than one per cent (0.22%). What's the problem? Everyone should calm down. And for all the cranky Jews - you guys have ticked off the world of Islam (21%) which is slightly less than Christianity (33%). You tick off the Christains and you'll have half the pie chart after your butts. Chill out. Really!
There's plenty of hate for everyone.

And BTW - this is a message board for voicing and opinions venting - with venting cuases mnay speling erors - got it.

2873 days ago
78.

Sues    

Hey Maven - Why don't you tell us all what that means exactly - MAVEN - go on. I'm sure they'd all love to hear. Now tell everybody what you are not - a MENSCH. You know what - you are the kind of Jew that gives Jews a bad name. For someone who is of 0.22% of the religious world pie chart - you sure have a lot to say - and sorely without merit. Your comments ar despicable - for a human - much less one who claims to be Jewish - or just on that side of the religious fence.

You lose all sorts of credibility with that kind of filthy language. Grow up - child. You'll never have Mel's money, intellect, and dare I say savvy. You're nothing but a filthy mouthed loser and an embarrassment to the human race.

2873 days ago
79.

Alyn Brodsky    

Sues, where did you learn your intolerance and hatred--from your parents or your parish priest?. I won;t get into a debate with you, as I do not stoop to debating with moronc purveors of hatred., You are totally beneath my dignity. Try chilling out by giving your priest a BJ--or does he prefer boinkinglittle boys?

2873 days ago
80.

Jacob    

TMZ...does the Z stand for Zionism?

2873 days ago
81.

David Andrews    

Good going guys! This kind of thing is EXACTLY how to keep people thinking that Jews are innocent victims in all of the anti-semitic violence, who don't ask for it with all of the hate mongering. Keep it up!

2873 days ago
82.

Roger Dodger    

To the author, Claude Brodesser-Akner: You describe the original Hebrew Hammer as "a 2003 Jewish blaxploitation comedy." I think you mean just "exploitation", unless the film was about black Jews, which, having seen it, I can assure you it is not. You pseudo-writers love to throw around what you perceive to be hip buzz words, too bad you don't know what they mean.

2872 days ago
83.

Carl    

How about this:

Shut the FRAK up with all the "your mother"...."no,YOUR mother"..."no,YOUR MOTHER!" comments. This went downhill with the first comment,and like a good roller coaster,went downhill fast with no brakes. For all the Mel fans: guess what? Those that deserve to get propped will,and those that deserve to get run for their acts will,too. Mel would not have been in this position if he had used his head and called for a cab or had someone drive him home. Is the backlash on him harsh? Maybe. But,guess what: He did it to himself....no one else told him,"Hey,Mel...you can handle another shot of whiskey."

2872 days ago
84.

Wheeler    

This whole thing is getting way to much attention with the state of the world is in right now. In my youth I have gone on drunken binges and said things that were way out of line but Inever meant them and my true friends knew it. Also being the son of an alcoholic father I've also heard him say things about my Mom I knew weren't true, they just celebrated their 50th anniversary and still love each other very much, so you don't always mean what you you say when drunk.

"The Passion of the Christ" was probably a close depiction of what might have happened to him physically with the whips and crucifixion being common practice by the Roman soldiers, I've studied enough theology. It was his representation of the events, right or wrong who knows. If Jesus Christ was born in Britain or Africa of that time would it be safe to say the British or Africans were guilty of murdering him?

Turn your focus on the bigger problems in this world.

2872 days ago
85.

Nancy    

To The Maven, if your a jew your rabbis are murdering their wives, so they can screw their young girlfriends. Or teenage jew boys killing someone and fleeing to israel so he won't end up in jail. GOD sent the Ten Commandments to the chosen people through moses. So get off your high horse.

2869 days ago
86.

EDWARD GIARDINA    

After maturing into my fifties I finally figured it out.
Born to every generation very few individual people are completely sane, while the rest are distortedly follow caught up in varying degrees of insanities or just downright indifferences!

The greed and lure of fame and fortune while injuring others has not stopped since the first bacteria consumed its neighboring microbes.
Thank whatever 'oy gevalt' intervention there is, breeding some forms of human compassionate inteligence, that can still prevail, within those minds of the few completely sane folk born into each generation, so that there is still hope to shine the light to a better future for all !--Ed

2868 days ago
87.

EDWARD GIARDINA    

CORRECTED
After maturing into my fifties I finally figured it out.
Born to every generation very few individual people are completely sane, while the rest are distortedly following, caught up in varying degrees of insanities or just downright indifferences!

The greed and lure of fame and fortune while injuring others has not stopped since the first bacteria consumed its neighboring microbes.
Thank whatever 'oy gevalt' intervention there is, breeding some forms of human compassionate inteligence, that can still prevail, within those minds of the few completely sane folk born into each generation, so that there is still hope to shine the light to a better future for all !--Ed

EDWARD GIARDINA

2868 days ago
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