Back in 2004, Mel Gibson’s 18-certificate biblical epic hit cinemas and stormed the box office, making over $622 million on a budget of just $30 million. And over the last few years there’s been rumblings of a Passion of the Christ 2 focused on the Resurrection. Returning Jesus star Jim Caviezel has teased it as the “biggest movie of all time” and now screenwriter Randall Wallace has weighed in on the project.
Speaking with Polygon, the Braveheart screenwriter gave an update on the movie saying: “It’s something we continue to discuss.
“We both consider that the Mount Everest of all stories.
“There’s a theologian named NT Wright, that I heard recently in a lecture … I am Christian, I’ve always been taken with the Resurrection.
“It’s a profound mystery, and NT Wright says, ‘If you don’t find the Resurrection preposterous, you’re missing the point.’”
The Passion of the Christ 2 screenwriter continued: “It’s literally the mind-blowing event that is beyond anything we can make sense or imagine.
“And yet the earliest Christians died saying ‘It happened, I believe it.’
“Or even ‘I witnessed it.’ And that’s something that is a magnificent goal.
“We continue to discuss it. We’re not ready to talk about it at all about what we’re planning to do.”