Script writer Randall Wallace, known for the Oscar-winning film Braveheart, has provided an update on the sequel on The Passion of the Christ (a 2004 film about Jesus Christ). According to Wallace, it would slowly start to take shape.
The ResurrectionAs the film is going to be called, unlike the original 2004 film, it will not address the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus. The film follows the Messiah in the three days between his crucifixion and the Resurrection.
Greatest movie in history
In an interview with Movieweb Wallace gave his opinion on the project he is working on together with director Mel Gibson. Together they work on a sequel to the controversial film The Passion of the Christ. “We often talk about it. My major in college was religion, and after that I have one followed a seminary course. My main focus was on the resurrection. This is going to be Mount Everest among the movies and talked about a lot. It’s a sensitive subject, so we don’t want to go into too much detail about it yet, ”said Wallace.
The praise is not only from scriptwriter Wallace. Jim Caviezel, who played the lead role in the original 2004 film, also mentioned the new film an outright masterpiece and “the greatest film in world history.” In The Resurrection Caviezel takes on the role of Jesus again.
Most Successful “R-rated” movie
The original 2004 film generated worldwide sales of $ 611 million (or around $ 552 million) and was the most successful for a long time R-rated cinema film (films that are only allowed for viewers older than seventeen). If the coronavirus does not throw a spanner in the works and does not cause delays, the film is expected on March 31, 2021 on the silver screen. Until then we have to wait until we can judge whether the sequel of Mel Gibson is at least as good as The Passion of the Christ from 2004, which he also directed.