'It's coming': The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, starring Jim Caviezel, sparks excitement and revisits old controversies
The Passion of the Christ sequel, starring Jim Caviezel, is set to be filmed, promising to be “the biggest film in world history.
"It's going to be the biggest film in world history." With these audacious words from star Jim Caviezel, the anticipation surrounding Mel Gibson's sequel to his 2004 blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ" has reached fever pitch. The follow-up, aptly named "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection," is expected to commence filming in the coming months, as reported by Word of Reel's film critic Jordan Ruimy.
“A Resurrected Box Office Miracle?”
Gibson's original film, boasting an eye-watering $612 million worldwide, stands as an exemplary feat considering its meager budget of $30 million. With the sequel's announcement, the buzz is palpable, and questions linger - can lightning strike twice?
“Mel & Jim: A Divine Reunion”
Collaborating with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace, Gibson is aiming to once again capture audiences with his unique storytelling flair, focusing on the days between Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. The return of Jim Caviezel, reprising his iconic role as the son of God, adds gravitas to the upcoming film's allure.
The original film wasn't without its share of controversy. Allegations of antisemitism and violent content have left scars on Gibson's career. A decade-long trail of incidents, including a notorious 2006 antisemitic rant, continues to follow him. "I've never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way," Gibson staunchly defended in 2011, seeking to dispel the storm of criticism that has haunted him.
"It's coming," Jim Caviezel confidently stated, affirming the progress of the sequel's production. With a collaboration of cinematic heavyweights, the world awaits to see if "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection" lives up to its name, both in spiritual theme and box office miracle.
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