Friday, June 16, 2006

The Passion of the Christ - take 2

I got this news today from Christianity Today Direct:
Passion II

Sony is working on a sort of sequel to The Passion of the Christ. The movie will depict Christ's resurrection and the following 40 days. Resurrection's scriptwriter is Lionel Chetwynd, a producer and director whose credits include The Hanoi Hilton and the Emmy-nominated TV movie Ike: Countdown to D-Day.

The Hollywood Reporter writes , "In mining biblical material, those behind the project hope to tap into the same vein that so richly rewarded Mel Gibson for his self-funded The Passion of the Christ. The 2004 release earned $612 million in worldwide box office receipts, making it one of the 30 most-popular films of all time."

Unfortunately, Sony shot themselves in the foot. "Set to produce is Tim LaHaye, co-author of the best-selling Left Behind series of books. A popular minister and frequent TV news pundit, Resurrection will mark LaHaye's first foray into mainstream filmmaking," according to The Reporter.

Tim LaHaye is a strange jump from Mel Gibson!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard that Marcus Borg and Rev. Spong were going to do a remake of the "Ten Commandments". The wanted to do it from a liberal, progressive viewpoint supported by their theology of reimaging a non-theistic God. It would a challenge considering Moses would not be a real person, the sea did not part to free the children of Israel, etc. etc. etc. `

But then people do not believe in me either.

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