Steve Bannon tried to make a movie about "blood purity" and wanted Mel Gibson to fund it

Source: AP
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Steve Bannon, chief strategist to President Donald Trump, once attempted to make a dark film that painted scientific advancement as a new eugenics movement, the Daily Beast reported.

And this was going to be one weird film. The movie, according to the report, covered a wide array of topics, including but not limited to: mutants, abortion, cloning and "designer humans." 

Bannon — who was a Hollywood film producer in the 1990s — even met with Mel Gibson, the actor now infamous for an anti-Semitic rant he made while drunk, about the project, according to the Daily Beast's report. 

Still, the film, written in 2005, never got off the ground.

According to the Daily Beast, the "documentary-style" movie appeared to blame "The American Eugenics Movement" for Nazi doctors' behavior in the Holocaust.

"[The] most radical ideology in history — Man as the driver of evolution, the creator of the new Adam," Bannon wrote in a draft of the project, according to the Daily Beast.

Before joining Trump's campaign, and later his administration, Bannon ran Breitbart News, which he once called the "platform for the alt-right.

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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