The following comes from a June 9 story in 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, who most recently directed and co-wrote the 2014 faith-based drama Heaven Is for Real, says he and Gibson began to get serious about a sequel to The Passion, the most successful independent film of all time, while making Hacksaw Ridge, which Gibson directed and Wallace co-wrote. Hacksaw Ridge opens in November and centers on World War II Army medic Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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.”
A rep for Gibson declined to comment on the filmmaker-actor’s involvement in a Passion sequel.
Watch the Hollywood elite and the Christian Zionists blast Mel Gibson over this. I am sure this project will be another inspirational film, which can be a source of actual grace in bringing souls back to Christ. Ave Maria Purrissima !
Hey Jesusita … What’s wrong with with Zionism? I’m a Catholic Zionist!
Why are you a Zionist, C&H?
Whatever Team Gibson does to tug at our hearts with a mesmerizing screenplay centered on Jesus will undoubtedly be perfection. Actually, I do believe it will be an uplifting Prayer, a sequel to praying the Mysteries of the Rosary – the Glorious Mysteries.
Only Mel Gibson could do justice to this project. I look forward to seeing this film when it comes out. Jesusita as to what the Hollywood elite think of the new Mel Gibson project, who cares what they think. I predict people from all around the world will want to see this new film. I only wish Mel Gibson could do a film on Fatima for the one hundreth anniversary of Fatima next year.
Amen , I think that this could be a work of redemption for Gibson , using his talents to glorify God as he did in the “Passion” , I think he would do as good or better this time . FYI check out the “13 Day ” for a good take on the Fatima story
Vincent Kelch, I think God is still working on Mel Gibson as he is us all. Pray for him. I have the Passion of the Christ on DVD, and it is worth watching just to hear the language Our Lord truly spoke — Aramaic. I hope this movie turns out as well.
Christian Zionism is a heresy. When Christ died on the cross, the old covenant ended. In other words, the Jews are no longer the chosen people. All the popes held this until V2. Because of the Evangelicals interfering in the Middle East by supporting Israel, thousands of Palestinian Catholics have been killed or mistreated. These are facts, not fiction. Christians, especially Catholics, are the new chosen people. Ave Maria Purrissima !
At it’s core, Zionism is a belief that the Jewish people have a right to a sociaety and state in their native land , In 1948 the UN voted to partition Palestine into to states, one Jewish and one Arab based on the population distribution. The next day 5 Arab armies, trained and well equipped by the British and French invaded (Without consulting the Arab people in the area) The Jews who were under an arms embargo organized a defense and somehow survived. As followers of the Prince of Peace all need to pray and work for a two state solution to the conflict.
The Arab people had been under imposed British rule, C&H. In 1948 the UN, as if it has a right, determined that the home of Palestinians should be given to others whose homes, sorry, are not Israel. (Why folks from France, Germany, Italy, etc couldn’t go back to the homes where they’d lived for generations is really curious. The excuse, they will never be “safe” without their own state. Sorry, but that’s just not true.) We wouldn’t countenance CA suddenly being annexed back to Mexico because the UN says so.
The Jews somehow survived because they were funded by those Zionists in the United States who financially supported them. Many have no religious inclination, but just look at the bible as a means to claim territory. Much…
…like they do today. As followers of the Prince of Peace, we also need to be fully truthful about the situation in Israel.
You may want to read some of the literature of those Orthodox Jews who are against the state of Israel. For no political wranglings can substitute for God’s timing and ways.
There were many Jews who went to concentration camps instead of to the countries that offered them asylum because the Zionist negotiators stated, “Jerusalem or nothing.”
St. Paul writes in Romans 11:28 “As far as the Gospel is concerned, they (the Jews) are enemies for your sake, but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs.” Christian Zionism has been complicit in a grave social injustice in Palestine for 50 years because the CZ wants Israel to redeem the land, while the CZs bless Israel. This skewed notion of Christianity has probably been instrumental in the success of Isis. CZ is a heresy permeating Christianity, and it is very widespread.
“…CZ is a heresy permeating Christianity, and it is very widespread.”
Thanks for putting that out there, Pilar. It makes me cringe when Christians go on about supporting Israel and rebuild the temple. We’re told to pray that we don’t live in the end times. Instead, folks are encouraged to egg God on. So misguided.
Christian Zionism is well-meant, but also misunderstood, by many good Christians, of all faiths. It is so hard to see the poor, persecuted Jews suffer (especially, right after the Holocaust, of WWII!!) and never return to their Biblical home, Israel, given to them originally by God! So sad! What are they to do?? Yet, Christian Zionism is known to be a romantic notion– and a big mistake! Jewish anti-Zionists agree, and it is all so sad! Now, I am thinking of the famous novel, and movie, “Exodus,” and its beautiful, heart-stirring theme song! Very sad! (But what of the Palestinians, too, who had rights to their land!)
And as of today 6-12-16 OVER 50 people and yes they happened to be gay which does not matter at all were MURDERED by an Afghan MUSLIM in Orlando Florida niteclub on Saturday nite, this is the product of ISLAM. U.S. authorities were warned 3 day’s ago that ISIS had a KILL LIST FOR FLORIDA and was ignored, I watched in disgust how MSNBC AND CNN tried in vain not to say this was done by a MUSLIM. SICK SICK SICK LIBERALS!!
Janek, You are right. MSNBC & CNN were parroting the lead of our POTUS, as usual. Did you here that statement? POTUS saying not to jump to conclusions about ISIS ties. How does that happen when it is common knowledge the gunman called 911 with his ISIS pledge? ISIS hates gays and delights (sick) in killing them in horrible ways. But the man, POTUS, that can change our (FBI etc.) approach to fighting ISIS won’t admit we were attacked in Orlando by an ISIS sympathizer. He blamed it on the ‘guns’. I was surprised because the POTUS supports the LGBT community. So what’s up with that? Guess he loves Islam/Muslims more than the LGBT crowd. Priorities?
I have read that bacha bazi (the molestation of boys) has been practiced on our own military bases in Afghanistan by the Afghan military. When the American soldiers heard their screams at night, and wanted to stop it, they were told not to interfere.
Years ago, our local newspaper, not conservative by any means, had an article on how Osama bin Laudin hated another Muslim tribe because they had come into his village and raped not only the women but the boys.
Muslim gunman identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen who pledged allegiance to ISIS on a call to 911 before the attack, the MSM is scrambling to on how to get out of this one being they are in LOVE with ISLAM.
Janek, my heart goes out to the poor people, who were victims of the evil mass murderer, in the Florida nightclub! The worst mass shooting in our history! So sad! I think our government does not watch immigration closely enough, to get rid of mentally unstable, extremist, potentially violent people, who want to come live here! I think there should be strong and firm immigration policies, to protect our country! I also wonder if it should be illegal, for a city such as San Francisco, to proclaim itself as a “Sanctuary City!” Sanctuary– for WHOM??
He wasn’t an immigrant! He was an American citizen born in New York.
He was not as “American,” as you say, YFC!! Definitely “Middle Eastern,”(Afghan, right?) and Muslim, at least by cultural upbringing, and perhaps needed to be put in a mental hospital, from what it sounds like! He was a crazy maniac to his wife, who was fortunate to get rid of him! He also said something crazy about ISIS, before his evil, Satanic killing spree! His people were immigrants, and there are a great many of them, now– some of whom are crazy, unstable maniacs, definitely anti-American, too! And some have Satanic ideas, or definite plots, to kill all of us Americans– not just those in the gay bar, but ALL OF US!!
Anne Malley- please cite your sources to support the claims made in the last paragraph in your post. With regards to a movie about Jesus post-resurrection, I think someone has beat Mr. Gibson to the punch, check out the movie, “The Risen” – it is excellent!
God bless Mr. Gibson and his crew in this great work – may hearts be turned to Our Lord and His Church through it.
Obama and the Left have proved they are in “love” with ISLAM for they chose them over our own people who happened to be gay which the left claims to support.