Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ sequel is rumoured to start filming this spring.
The 2004 movie, which was produced, directed and co-written by Hollywood actor Mel Gibson, depicted Jesus’s final moments before his crucifixion.
Despite having a budget of $30 million, The Passion of the Christ smashed the box office by earning $612 million worldwide.
The new movie, which is titled The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, will follow the events after Jesus’s crucifixion.
World of Reel stated: “Gibson has been hard at work on the screenplay with ‘Braveheart’ screenwriter Randall Wallace — there have already been six drafts.
“‘Resurrection’ would focus on the twenty-four hours encompassing Jesus’ passion and the events that occurred three days between his crucifixion and resurrection.”
It’s been said that Jim Caviezel will reprise his role of Jesus, and Maia Morgenstern as Mary (Jesus’s mother), Christo Jivkov as John the Apostle, and Francesco De Vito as Apostle Peter.
Back in 2020, Jim revealed that Mel had been sending him drafts 0of the sequel. He told Breitbart News Daily: “Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming.
“It’s called ‘The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.’ It’s going to be the biggest film in world history.”
Speaking about the how he didn’t get opportunities after his portrayal of Jesus, Jim said: “I had no choice. I had to defend it. I had to fight to survive. The film exploded. It was off the charts.
“You’d think, ‘Oh, you’re going to work a lot.’ No, I didn’t. I was no longer on the studio list. That was gone. … Because of what I do as an actor — that’s my skill — it was given to me from God. I didn’t give it to myself, but it’s something in which I have a great range.”