Mel is trying too hard to suck up to the Jews with this movie. I don't think his career will ever recover from the damage that outburst of his caused and all that stuff he said on tape to that Russian chick he was with. Mel has his own production company, couldn't he raise the money himself?
Whilst Gibson is crazy, it was the studio that rejected the script. This rant seems like that of someone who can't accept that his work hasn't been greeted with adoration. Possibly to stir up interest, who knows?