Mel Gibson is ramping up his acting career again, after keeping a relatively low profile following his high-profile drunk-driving arrest in 2006.

According to Variety, Gibson is set to star in 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation,' which is based on a screenplay he wrote himself.

The movie will follow a career criminal who gets arrested in Mexico and sent to a dangerous prison. Luckily, he befriends a capable 9-year-old boy, who helps him in his quest to survive. Mel Gibson is ramping up his acting career again, after keeping a relatively low profile following his high-profile drunk-driving arrest in 2006.

According to Variety, Gibson is set to star in 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation,' which is based on a screenplay he wrote himself.

The movie will follow a career criminal who gets arrested in Mexico and sent to a dangerous prison. Luckily, he befriends a capable 9-year-old boy, who helps him in his quest to survive.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in March on location in both San Diego and the Mexican state of Veracruz, where Gibson's 'Apocalypto' was filmed.

Produced by Gibson's Icon Productions, the filmmaker isn't directing this particular project; rather, he is tapping virtually the entire core group behind the film 'Apocalypto' to make 'Summer Vacation.'

For example, Adrian Grunberg, who was first assistant director on 'Apocalypto,' will serve as director, and Stacy Perskie, who was second A.D., will produce.

News of this latest Gibson project comes just days after it was reported that the filmmaker had signed on to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a Viking-themed period epic.

Gibson also has two acting gigs surfacing in theaters next year: 'Edge of Darkness,' a thriller penned by William Monahan ('The Departed'), and the Jodie Foster-directed comedy 'The Beaver.'