The sequel to the famous movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” is now reportedly in production with revered actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson at the helm.
The sequel, titled “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection,” is the follow-up to the 2004 film that depicted the life of Jesus Christ as written in the Gospels.
The original film garnered over $600 million at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. Its success nearly two decades ago will likely be replicated in the upcoming film as audiences yearn for fresh storytelling.
“Gibson has been hard at work on the screenplay with ‘Braveheart’ screenwriter Randall Wallace,” journalist Jordan Ruimy said, as reported by The Daily Wire. “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.”
Many of the original actors have been recast in the film, set to release in 2024, including Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Maia Morgenstern as Mary, Christo Jivkov as John, and Francesco De Vito as Peter.
“It’s called The Resurrection,” the Hollywood actor told the Christian Post. “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 stated. “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.”
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.
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