Back in 2004, Mel Gibson’s 18-certificate biblical epic hit cinemas and stormed the box office, making over $622 million on a budget of just $30 million. And over the last few years there’s been rumblings of a Passion of the Christ 2 focused on the Resurrection. Returning Jesus star Jim Caviezel has teased it as the “biggest movie of all time” and now screenwriter Randall Wallace has weighed in on the project.
Speaking with Polygon, the Braveheart screenwriter gave an update on the movie saying: “It’s something we continue to discuss.
“We both consider that the Mount Everest of all stories.
“There’s a theologian named NT Wright, that I heard recently in a lecture … I am Christian, I’ve always been taken with the Resurrection.
“It’s a profound mystery, and NT Wright says, ‘If you don’t find the Resurrection preposterous, you’re missing the point.’”
However, Gibson strongly denies that he made anti-semitic remarks to her, with his representatives saying they were “100 per cent untrue.”
Nevertheless, the claims could still affect his future projects if studios, actors and crews are unwilling to work with the star.
Over Easter, Jesus star Jim Caviezel teased that Passion of the Christ 2 would be a “masterpiece”.
The devout Christian actor told Fox News: “It’s gonna be the biggest film in world history. I believe it will be based on what I feel in my heart.”
The 51-year-old continued: “It’s so imperative in this time.
“These [biblical] films can’t be made now.
“The films they make are Marvel Comics movies. You’ll see Superman. You won’t see Jesus…
“I got to play the greatest superhero there ever was.”
Published at Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:42:00 +0000