Via the Hollywood Reporter:
Mel Gibson and writer Randall Wallace are working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ that will tell the story of the resurrection of Jesus, Wallace tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Wallace, nominated for an Academy Award for scripting Gibson’s 1995 best picture Oscar winner Braveheart, on Thursday (reluctantly) confirmed rumors that he has begun to write a script for a story about the resurrection, telling THR that the project is becoming too difficult to keep under wraps.
Wallace was a religion major at Duke University and says the resurrection was a specialty of his. “I always wanted to tell this story,” he says. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.”
The Passion, Gibson’s story of the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus, was released in 2004 by the independent Newmarket Films and earned a whopping $612 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. Since then, many in Hollywood have presumed a sequel would someday be made, but Gibson has moved on to other projects.
Well I’m always interested in seeing a second coming.
Some people just don’t know when to STOP:
Diesletec Facebook 04/19/2015
An unbelievable amount of things have been said about me but the most prevalent has been the idea that Jesus wouldn’t have turned away homosexuals (or similar type statements). He wouldn’t. However, Jesus did not have young children to protect. My family can not watch TV or go to very public places anymore without being exposed to a disturbing amount of evil. What rights are the LGBT fighting for? Is it the right to expose our children to their naked bodies while participatin…g in a gay pride parade? How is that equality? I am not a hateful person. I am a frustrated person. The environments that I have control over (where I am responsible for what occurs) including my business and my home will be protected from evil to the best of my ability. When I encounter people in public I am an all inclusive and loving person (well I try hard to be, we are ALL sinners). This is evidenced by my firm dedication to public service as a Firefighter and a Paramedic for many years. For all of you internet trolls out there go ahead and check, State of Michigan Licensed Paramedic. It’s up for renewal this year. I understand that most of you in opposition to me, need me to be a bad person to help you justify your own hurt and need for healing. One woman (who stated she was a lesbian) posted here on my page asking a question… I hope she sees this answer: YES! I would ABSOLUTELY fight and die for your right to believe what you want. I will stand resolute. I will not back down for what I believe. BUT- I am teachable, and I would like to say this experience has taught me quite a bit about people. Some incredibly bad. Some amazingly good. The ONE THING WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON IS WE ALL WANT TO BE LOVED. I love each and every one of you, but not as much as Jesus did, he allowed himself to be killed just for you.
I did not choose to single out homosexuality. The media and many of you did that. I spoke about dishonesty, thievery, gun rights, entitlement mentality and more. When I used “THEY” I was generalizing and targeting no specific group of people. If you feel I was talking to you then I was.”
Note to Klawite The only protection your children need is from your own bigotry
“The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” has full-length trailer to help final fundraising push for post-production of mostly-completed documentary film.
Producer/director Jon Schnepp’s trailer features footage from the original film’s early production, as well as interviews with almost everyone involved in the film including Tim Burton and Kevin Smith.
Smith pitched his original outline in 1996, and it would be ten years of rewrites and false starts with the character before the rather bland “Superman Returns” hit theaters in 2006.
While Smith wanted eventual Batman Ben Affleck as Superman, things changed when Tim Burton signed on to direct. He had his own ideas, and before too long Nicolas Cage was involved. Other names attached to the film included Kevin Spacey (who would become Lex Luthor in “Superman Returns”), Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock and Michael Keaton, who may or may not have reprised his role as Batman.
What a Metropolis sized disaster this would have been.