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Mel Gibson Returns with Mayan-Dialect 'Apocalypto'

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Mel Gibson Returns with Mayan-Dialect 'Apocalypto'

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Mel Gibson Returns with Mayan-Dialect 'Apocalypto'

Mel Gibson Returns with Mayan-Dialect 'Apocalypto'

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A scene from Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

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Mel Gibson's new movie, Apocalypto, opens on December 8.

The film is performed entirely in a Mayan dialect and has not stars. So its distributor, Walt Disney Company, faces quite a marketing challenge.

Gibson is hoping to generate support for his project through a grass-roots movement among Latino audiences.