‘Passion of the Christ’ sequel ‘Resurrection’ set to start filming this spring

Mel Gibson directs actor Jim Caviezel in ‘The Passion of the Christ.’twentieth Century Fox

(CP) The sequel to “The Passion of the Christ” is about to start filming this spring and can depict the times instantly following Christ’s crucifixion.

World of Reel reported that actor, director and producer Mel Gibson is anticipated to start manufacturing on the extremely anticipated sequel “Resurrection” within the subsequent few months.

“Gibson has been arduous at work on the screenplay with ‘Braveheart’ screenwriter Randall Wallace,” World of Reel added. “There have already been six drafts.”

Unlike “Passion,” which centered on the graphic crucifixion of Jesus Christ, “Resurrection” is anticipated to discover the three days between His dying and resurrection.

“‘Resurrection’ would give attention to the twenty-four hours encompassing Jesus’ ardour and the occasions that occurred three days between his crucifixion and resurrection,” World of Reel added.

Jim Caviezel will reprise his position of Jesus, and Maia Morgenstern as Mary, Christo Jivkov as John, and Francesco De Vito as Peter.

As The Christian Post beforehand reported, Gibson, who spoke at Pastor Greg Laurie’s Harvest Crusade in 2016, mentioned he has been engaged on the venture for a number of years.

Then, in 2020, Caviezel shared particulars concerning the second installment of the blockbuster hit, telling Breitbart News that he had acquired a brand new draft of “Resurrection.”

“Mel Gibson simply despatched me the third image, the third draft. It’s coming,” he advised Breitbart News Daily on the time.

“It’s referred to as ‘The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.’ It’s going to be the most important movie in world historical past,” he declared.

Despite its lack of trade assist, the primary movie, launched in 2004, earned a staggering $612 million worldwide with a manufacturing funds of simply $30 million.

In the identical Breitbart News Daily interview, Caviezel was requested if he had encountered politically-driven blacklisting following his portrayal of Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”

“I had no selection. I needed to defend it. I needed to battle to outlive. The movie exploded. It was off the charts,” Caviezel responded. “You’d suppose, ‘Oh, you are going to work so much.’ No, I did not. I used to be now not on the studio record. That was gone. … Because of what I do as an actor — that is my ability — it was given to me from God. I did not give it to myself, however it’s one thing through which I’ve a terrific vary.”

Caviezel went on to say that he held to his convictions as a result of he believed his “religion was a lot larger than the trade and Hollywood, and greater than the Republican or Democratic Party or any of that.”

Caviezel and Gibson have not revealed another particulars concerning the sequel, however prior to now, the “Persons’ of Interest” actor revealed minor particulars concerning the venture following one in all his conversations with Gibson.

“I will not inform you how he’ll go about it,” Caviezel advised USA Today in 2018. … “But I’ll inform you this a lot, the movie he’ll do goes to be the most important movie in historical past. It’s that good,” the devoted Catholic mentioned.

Gibson revealed the topic of the sequel in 2016, telling Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show” that the movie may characteristic characters visiting different realms.

“It’s not just a few chronological telling of simply that occasion. That may very well be boring, and also you suppose, ‘Oh, we learn that,'” Gibson told Colbert of the sequel. “But what are the opposite issues round it that occurred?”

“It’s a giant topic,” he advised Colbert. “It’s greater than a single occasion, it is an incredible occasion. And to underpin that with the issues round it’s actually the story, to enlighten what which means.”

“The Passion of the Christ” was the primary R-rated movie ever in North America to gross a lot. Although it acquired three Oscar nominations on the 77th Academy Awards, it did not win any awards.

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