The sequel to the famous movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” is allegedly in production with famous actor, producer, and director Mel Gibson in charge of the project.
The follow up to the 2004 film is titled, “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection”. The original film chronicled the life of Jesus Christ as it was written in the Bible.
“The Passion of the Christ” is widely considered to be the most successful Christian film of all time which earned well over $600 million at the box office. Many are anticipating the success of the prequel nearly two decades ago to be replicated again with the new film.
According to reporting from the Daily Wire:
“Gibson has been hard at work on the screenplay with ‘Braveheart’ screenwriter Randall Wallace. There have already been six drafts. Resurrection’ would focus on the twenty-four hours encompassing Jesus’ passion and the events that occurred three days between his crucifixion and resurrection.”
Gibson stated in an interview with the Christian Post in 2016:
“We’re talking about [a sequel film]. Of course, that is a huge undertaking,” Gibson said. “And you know, it’s not the ‘Passion 2.’ It’s called ‘The Resurrection.’ Of course, that’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened.”
“But in order to read it, experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about, it’s going to take some doing and Randall Wallace is up to the task,” Gibson continued. “He is also, as well as a brilliant writer, he is a great director. He directed ‘We Were Soldiers’ and ‘Heaven is for Real’ and stuff. So, he is a good writer and director.”
“Faith is a real thing. I think that often times, I made the ultimate superhero film in the ‘Passion of the Christ.’ Someone like Desmond Doss is also a superhero and real superheroes don’t wear spandex and they don’t have a lot of 3-D special effects,” Gibson stressed. “But, they do operate on a higher level, on a supernatural level. They actually look and appeal to something greater than themselves and then they do something super human.”
The new production is also purported to have recast many of the original members of the 2004 film. Jim Caviezel will reportedly be reprising his role of Jesus along with several other original stars like Maia Morgenstern as Mary, Christo Jivkov as John, and Francesco De Vito as Peter.
The DC Enquirer reports:
“With Mel Gibson once again in the director’s chair, the sequel to the Christian movie classic will likely be just as good as the 2004 original. Christians everywhere should be looking forward to its release as Hollywood takes a break from woke and attempts to depict the life of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.”
The Christian community is excited to see what Mel Gibson can produce with this follow-up film. In a state of society where it feels as if mainstream society and especially the entertainment industry have rejected God, it is refreshing to to see such a film being produced.
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