Rain Delays Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Movie fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Mel Gibson's Mayan epic "Apocalypto."

A spokesman for Disney, which is releasing "Apocalypto," said Sunday the production had fallen behind because of heavy rains in Mexico, where Gibson is shooting the film.

The action adventure has been bumped from Aug. 4 release to Dec. 8.

Like Gibson's religious blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," which was shot in Aramaic and Latin, "Apocalypto" is being done in an ancient tongue, Yucatec Maya.

"Apocalypto" follows the journey of a Mayan hero on the run through the rain forests of pre-Columbian Mexico.

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