Passion of the Christ Star to Return

Passion of the Christ Star to Return

For those who aren’t aware, there is a sequel in the works to the controversial Mel Gibson directed “The Passion of the Christ”, which depicted the final hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.Despite the controversy over the level of violence in the film, it went on to enjoy a successful run in theaters, grossing over $600 million at the world wide box office back in 2004. It was the fifth highest grossing film that year, behind Shrek 2, Harry Potter, Spider-Man and the Incredibles.

The follow up film is reportedly planning to depict the resurrection of Christ, and is currently in pre-production under the title “Passion of the Christ: Resurrection”.  Jim Caviezel who portrayed Jesus in the first film is reportedly in talks to formalise his return, and has also made the following comments regarding to the film’s pre-production development.

There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience. It’s great. Stay tuned.

I won’t tell you how he’s going to go about it. But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.

The sequel has been written by Randall Wallace (The Man in the Iron Mask, Braveheart), and Mel Gibson is expected to direct the film, though no formal announcement of this has been made.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.