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.