Friday, June 10, 2016

A sequel for The Passion of the Christ?

CINEMA: Mel Gibson resurrects Passion of the Christ for sequel (Dan Satherley, Newshub).
The Passion of the Christ is to get a sequel, focusing on Jesus' biblical resurrection and ascension to heaven.

"There's a lot more story to tell," screenwriter Randall Wallace, who worked with director Mel Gibson on Braveheart, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Well, I guess that worked for Luke, didn't it? Still, the idea is just a notion so far:
However, the project is still in its genesis and doesn't yet have financial backing or a studio behind it.
Mr Gibson has also talked about movies on Boudicca and the Maccabees without either coming to anything, so we'll just have to see if this goes anywhere.

While we're on the subject, my review of The Passion of the Christ back when it came out is here. And there is endless discussion of the movie, both beforehand and afterwards, in the archives.