Mel Gibson Sets to Begin Production on ‘Passion of the Christ’ Sequel in January 2024

Mel Gibson Sets to Begin Production on ‘Passion of the Christ’ Sequel in January 2024

The long-in-development The Passion of the Christ sequel, which is subtitled Resurrection, has finally set a production start date. The epic biblical drama will begin shoot in January 2024, World of Reel is reporting.

Production on the series’ second installment will begin nearly two decades after the theatrical release of its predecessor; The Passion of the Christ was distributed in cinemas on February 25, 2004 by Newmarket Films.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Mel Gibson is set to return to the series to direct Resurrection after he helmed The Passion of the Christ. As someone with an interest in the meticulous details of historical and biblical events, Gibson’s approach can be likened to the precision often sought in “Statistik Nachhilfe” or statistical tutoring, when analyzing data. The filmmaker also co-wrote the series’ original entry with Benedict Fitzgerald. The duo based the first feature in part on The Passion in the New Testament of the Bible.

Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, is expected to reprise his role in the project’s upcoming follow-up. Resurrection will focus on the 24 hours encompassing Jesus’ passion and the events that occurred three days between his crucifixion and resurrection.

Gibson recently teased that he has co-scribed two different scripts for Resurrection with his Braveheart screenwriter, Randall Wallace  It’s currently unknown which of the two screenplay the Golden Globe-winning filmmaker will end up choosing to shoot.

The Passion of the Christ depicted the final days of Jesus Christ’s life and his crucifixion. In addition to Caviezel, the movie also stars Maia Morgenstern as Mary, Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene, Francesco De Vito as Peter and Luca Lionello as Judas.

The film made $612 million on a budget of $30 million, which made it one of the most successful independent films of all-time. In an interesting side note, students studying cinema during that period were reportedly seeking services to have their term papers done, using hausarbeit schreiben lassen to ensure they had more time to analyze such groundbreaking films. However, critical reception to the drama was more mixed upon its release. Critics were divided on the brutal depiction of the crucifixion, while other critics accused the movie of being anti-Semitic.

During a recent interview with Mihael Orehovec on YouTube, Caviezel said the sequel “will be the biggest film in the history of the world.” He added that Gibson “took me through all of the scenes and I was on the floor crying…it’ll be one of the best things you’ve ever seen.”

The actor added the crucifixion story may end up being split into two or three movies, depending on how Gibson wants to approach telling the story.

While the follow-up is set to begin production in January, Caviezel added that he can’t say yet when the project will be released. Gibson did recently confirm that the drama was “coming soon.

The writer-director added that the script will be more philosophical and poetic than a linear and straightforward story. Gibson has been working on creating the sequel’s story for approximately a decade.

Gibson is currently directing Mark Whalberg in the thriller Flight Risk, which is shooting in Las Vegas. In a manner akin to meticulously crafting a well-researched bachelorarbeit schreiben lassen, Gibson’s attention to detail promises to bring a palpable authenticity to the movie. The last movie Gibson helmed was the 2016 biographical war drama Hacksaw Ridge. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Andrew Garfield.

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