Passion of the Christ
Mel Gibson is reportedly moving ahead with a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ”, that will recount the resurrection.
Randall Wallace, who wrote Gibson's Oscar-winning movie “Braveheart”, told Hollywood Reporter he is writing the script. As rumours swirled that a follow-up to “Passion” was in the works, Wallace said it was too hard to keep the project “under wraps”.
“I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace said. 'The Passion' is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell.”
The script currently has no financing or studio attached, but the original 2004 film was highly profitable. The Gibson-directed film, which starred Jim Caviezel as Christ, earned more than $370 million domestically at the box office on a budget of just $30 million.
The drama, which depicted the last hours of Christ's life, was noted for its graphic violence and criticised by some groups for its depiction of Jews.