The Resurrection of the Christ (2011)


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.


Not yet.

The Scoop

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

April 2011.

Who’s In It?

No casting news yet.

Interesting Fact

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.

Related Movies

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.

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  1. admin,

    I hope its not a passion of the christ reloaded. That movie sucked! The last temptation of christ was by far the best jesus movie ever made. In it jesus does not die, and in it, jesus is shown as a sinner prior to his baptism! (both of these things, are very likely historical facts about jesus, and can be detected even through todays highly currupt gospel naratives which give us the ancient orthodox christian propaganda. Example: the doctrine of the virgin birth; the trinity; the divinity of jesus; the death and ressurection; the universal atonement and forgiveness of sins based on the death of jesus; etc. Other ancient docetic christians even exagerated more, than the orthodox=right beliefs: example: Jesus was not a human, their where 2 jesus: one human and one a divine god phantasm. The original jewish christians saw him as a complete homo sapien, with weakness, errors, who was born, and who will die. And jesus did die, but not in the cross around the age 0f 30-33! He most likely lived a long life sitting back while Paul’s gentile converts began to gradually deify him as a god, and usher in the kingdom he preached….which lead to the middle ages!

  2. Maybee, the producers, are taking more time to perfect their plot? (At least that is what I hope). I hope this great project is not abandoned, and that it ends up being a high quality historical and creative work.

    The true jesus for instance was an angry zeolot who preached about the end of the age. (that is the end of not only Rome, but also to the end of the currupt jewish authorities who served Rome, and where even sinners to some degree). Example, they loved money, they where greedy, (this should not mean that anti-semetism ought to be promoted! Only the historical truth about who Herod was, and what the jewish priests appointed by Rome where really like). Jesus, himself was a man himself, also filled with emotions, and also subject to mistakes. Example, Doesn’t one ever wonder, why Peter had a sword? And why he cut off the ear of a slave? (slave means a minor jewish security officer employed by the jewish authorities). It was jesus himself, who had no wish to die for the world, who ordered his disciples to arm themselves for defensive purposes and to keep watch. It was only because his disciples fell asleep and failed him, that jesus gave the orders to surrender! This shows jesus as a messiah who did indeed act and was willing to use force for his purposes! But, he understood God’s will for his life ultimately to be more of an apocalyptic prophet (messiah as a messenger of God); as a messianic priest (who healed); and even as a messianic king (who lead his own band of followers).
    Jesus saw as his problem the world’s curruption: that means not just Rome, but also Israel, and even his own family and friends, who where used by demons.

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