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Steve Bannon Wanted To Make A Mel Gibson Funded Nazi Documentary

Steve Bannon once really wanted to make a documentary about Nazis.

In an 11-page outline obtained by The Daily Beast, President Trump’s chief strategist aimed to cover an array of topics, including eugenics, Adolf Hitler, abortion and cloning. The draft, written in 2005, was tentatively titled “The Singularity: Resistance Is Futile.”

Bannon, who was set to write, direct and produce the film, penned one segment on “blood purity” and Nazis, which would aim to discuss “the perfectibility of life through a human-controlled elite race that will bring about a better world.” The movie was also set to explore ideas of “survival of the fittest” and “Aryan elite.”

When reached by The Daily Beast, Julia Jones, Bannon’s former writing partner, said that Bannon had been courting Mel Gibson to finance the film. The two allegedly met in person to discuss “The Singularity.”

“Yup, he certainly enjoyed name-dropping Gibson,” another source close to Bannon told The Daily Beast.

Jones and Bannon have since gone their separate ways, thanks, in large part, to Bannon’s involvement during Trump’s campaign.

“I don’t want to know him anymore,” Jones said back in October. “I don’t care if I lose the friendship anymore.”

She added: “I’m so disgusted at what Bannon has become. He’s been behind Trump’s campaign for over a year.”

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at glassman@forward.com or on Twitter at @theakglassman.

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