The Resurrection of the Christ tells the story that takes place after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the Bible. The film is essentially a sequel to The Passion of the Christ.
The Resurrection of the Christ will apparently focus more on those that surround the tale of Jesus than on Jesus himself. Few details have been released as of yet, but it is said to focus mostly on Pontius Pilate, Herod, Caiaphas and Judas. Sounds uplifting.
Directed by Jonas McCord, whose last work directing was the 2001 religiously-themed film The Body, starring Antonio Banderas, but the film will be Dan Gordon, who wrote the Denzel Washington film The Hurricane, which was pretty good, as I vaguely recall. No casting news has been released yet, but it does appear that the producers want the film out in time for Easter, at a similar time to when Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ was released.
Who’s It For?
No rating yet.
Movie Release Date
Who’s In It?
No casting news yet.
Director Jonas McCord also plans to make a film based on the great epic poem Paradise Lost, by John Milton. So he’s into religion, which actually gives me some hope.
The Passion of the Christ, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last Temptation of Christ, Jingle all the Way
What’s Good About It?
The only thing that gives me hope about The Resurrection of the Christ is that director Jonas McCord actually seems interested in making films based around Christianity, and while I haven’t seen (or can’t remember seeing) The Body, he has some reverence for the subject. Say what you will about Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, it was a beautiful film. The guy can direct and he seemed really interested in the material, which begs the question, is girl punching in the Bible?
What’s Bad About It?
So little info is available, and the film is supposed to be out next April. It’s enough time, but without the film even cast, or showing up on IMDB, it makes me think it will either not be made, or pushed back a year, for the Easter season of 2012.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m unsure. I think the film will need some fireworks to get people’s attention. The type of fireworks Gibson created when he showed the utter brutality of what a crucifixion would have been like in the year 33 A.D.
I don’t see the film making many waves. The media will likely ignore it, and while some Christian groups may embrace it, that may not be enough to make it a hit.