Mel Gibson working on Passion of the Christ sequel titled The Resurrection


Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ might be the last movie that springs to mind when I hear the word “sequel”, but it appears that a sequel to the controversial 2004 film is in the works. Titled The Resurrection, the film will cover, well, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Word of the project surfaced earlier in the summer, with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace confirming that the screenplay was underway. Gibson recently spoke about the sequel with evangelist Greg Laurie, mentioning that it may be his next project after the release of Hacksaw Ridge.

Of course, that is a huge undertaking. 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.

During the interview, Gibson added, “I think that often times, I made the ultimate superhero film in The Passion of the Christ.” I wonder if Gibson knows that many of the great creators of iconic superheroes were/are Jewish. (Had to be brought up. Mel Gibson is an awful human being.)

Hacksaw Ridge is out on November 4th. How do you feel about a sequel to The Passion? Have your say in the comments, and then go in peace.

[via /Film and /Film]

Hubert Vigilla
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