In some interesting news the movie on the story of Judah Maccabee looks like it will actually happen. I remember when this movie was rumored to happen not long after Mel Gibson directed The Passion of the Christ. Mel Gibson along with Catholic convert and screen writer Joe Eszterhas are behind the project with Mel Gibson possibly directing. Considering Gibson’s drunken anti-Semitic rant and subsequent bizarre behavior you can imagine their will be some opposition to the idea of him doing a movie on a very interesting and less known piece of Jewish history.
So instead of hammering the Jews, Mel Gibson will make a movie on Judah the Hammer.
On an apologetics note it would be quite interesting to have a movie based on the books of Maccabee and really there is great material in them for a movie. I always found profoundly moving the story of the mother and her children who were martyred rather than to give in to the Greek culture. We have a equally if not more pernicious culture today that would force itself on us. Of course discussions/flame wars would erupt about the canon of scripture since Protestants removed these books after the King James was first published and that only some Jewish groups have these books in their cannon. I say deuterocanonical you say apocryphal.