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'THE REST OF DANIEL,' STARRING MEL GIBSON, BEGINS PRODUCTION IN LOS ANGELES; WARNER BROS. DISTRIBUTING WORLDWIDE

 'THE REST OF DANIEL,' STARRING MEL GIBSON, BEGINS PRODUCTION
 IN LOS ANGELES; WARNER BROS. DISTRIBUTING WORLDWIDE
 BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Icon Productions and Warner Bros. today announced the start of principal photography on "The Rest of Daniel," a romantic adventure starring Mel Gibson, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser, George Wendt and Jamie Lee Curtis. Warner Bros. will distribute the film worldwide. Directed by Steve Miner and written by Jeffrey Abrams, the film also stars Joe Morton, Nicholas Surovy and David Marshall Grant. Icon Productions president Bruce Davey is the film's producer and Edward S. Feldman and Abrams are executive producers.
 Opening in 1939 in Northern California, "The Rest of Daniel" is the story of one man's coming to terms with an unresolved romance. Gibson stars as Daniel, a daredevil test pilot struggling to cope with a tragedy involving the woman he loves (Glasser).
 Unable to face the prospect of living without her, Daniel volunteers to be frozen as part of a scientific experiment that ultimately takes him from his world for nearly 50 years. He awakens in 1992, lost and out of step. Through a tender friendship with a fatherless young boy (Wood) and the boy's mother (Curtis), Daniel realizes that, while time waits for no one -- true love can last forever.
 "The Rest of Daniel" marks Icon Productions' initial collaboration with Warner Bros., which also domestically distributed Gibson's critically acclaimed "Hamlet."
 From his first appearance as the warrior-hero Max Rockatansky in George Miller's smash hit fantasy, "Mad Max," Gibson has captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide. He later recreated his Mad Max role in "The Road Warrior" and again in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome." His other film credits include "Lethal Weapon 3," as well as "Gallipoli," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Mrs. Soffel," "Tequila Sunrise," "Air America" and "Hamlet."
 Wood won audiences' hearts in his starring performance in the film "Paradise" with Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and for his portrayal of a young boy in Barry Levinson's semi-autobiographical "Avalon." Wood also had featured roles in "Internal Affairs" and "Back to the Future II" and stars in Columbia's upcoming "Radio Flyer."
 Glasser, a graduate of New York University's Circle in the Square Drama School, makes her major motion picture debut as Daniel's girlfriend, Helen. Glasser appeared on Broadway in "A New York Summer" and is an accomplished jazz tap dancer. In 1989, she founded New York's Spuyten Duyvil Theatre company for new playwrights and performers.
 Curtis is currently starring in the film "My Girl," with Dan Aykroyd and Macaulay Culkin. Her film credits include "Love Letters," "A Fish Called Wanda," "Trading Places," "Dominick and Eugene," "Perfect," "Amazing Grace and Chuck," "Blue Steel" and "Queens Logic." On television, Curtis stars in the television comedy series "Anything but Love," which earned her both the Golden Globe and People's Choice Awards.
 Wendt, known to millions as the laconic barroom habitue Norm in television's "Cheers," plays Daniel's best friend, scientist Harry Finley. Wendt's film credits include 1991's co-starring role in Warner Bros.' "Guilty By Suspicion," starring Robert De Niro.
 Miner received the Directors Guild of America award for directing the pilot of the popular ABC television series "The Wonder Years." Miner's film credits include the romantic true-life story "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," the comedy "Soul Man" and the thriller "House."
 "The Rest of Daniel" is an original screenplay by Abrams ("Regarding Henry," "Taking Care of Business").
 Acclaimed Australian cinematographer Russell Boyd, a frequent collaborator with Gibson ("Gallipoli," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Mrs. Soffel") is the director of photography on "The Rest of Daniel." The production will film for 12 weeks in Northern California and Los Angeles.
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