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10-06-2016, 03:33 PM
Passion of the Christ Sequel Announced
I thought this was only a plot for a Family Guy episode North by North Quahog, but, Mel Gibson has announced a sequel to The Passion of the Christ.

Quote: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.

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.

Rumors swirled anew last month when Gibson was a surprise guest at Liberty University's graduation ceremony to do an advance screening of Hacksaw Ridge and was asked about a Passion follow-up. He expressed interest in making a sequel but was not specific about his involvement. Wallace says demand in the Christian community influenced his and Gibson's willingness to do another film.

"The evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger," Wallace says.

No studio or financial backing has been lined up for the project, which is still in the early script stage. But Wallace indicates there are several financiers interested in investing. "It's too early to talk money," he adds. "This is such a huge and sacred subject."

In February, Sony released Risen, which tells the story of the resurrection, though Gibson wasn't involved. The movie made $46 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.

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10-06-2016, 04:16 PM
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Jesssus iiiinn HELL!! It better be the plot

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10-06-2016, 06:03 PM
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I wonder which account they will ignore this time? Maybe they will take the approach that Risen took and just invent a story.

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10-06-2016, 06:17 PM
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(10-06-2016 06:03 PM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  I wonder which account they will ignore this time? Maybe they will take the approach that Risen took and just invent a story.

Well it worked for Titanic.

Earlier this year I had to explain to someone that "Rose and Jack" weren't real.

The person dismissed "Rose" part all together and replied, "jack wasn't on the passenger list."

Me: (rather hopefully) "because 'Jack' didn't exist."
Woman: "oh no he was a stowaway"

At that point I just walked away.


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10-06-2016, 06:20 PM
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I've never seen the original and won't see this either. I can't stand that not job Gibson. Blech!

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10-06-2016, 06:30 PM
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I thought that using Aramaic might be interesting. It was. For about 5 minutes.
What a shitty fucking movie.

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10-06-2016, 06:53 PM
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I haven't seen the first one...this one is a few steps lower on my list of things to watch.

What is this one about - Jesus comes back and he's pissed?

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10-06-2016, 06:54 PM
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I might go see it ........if someone paid me at least $300 USD but I'd pull out my iphone and text TTA members making snide remarks throughout. Every other word would be fuck, shit or goddamn. Bwahahahaha. Evil_monster

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10-06-2016, 06:55 PM
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The number of fucks I give could fit on the point of a pin. Drinking Beverage

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10-06-2016, 07:17 PM
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Having actually seen the Passion, I'm kind've at a loss as to actually what the draw would be for this one. The Passion, sorry to say, was actually a Gore Porn movie. Seriously. It was extremely brutal, gives Green Inferno a good run for the money. Lots of Gore that's actually on the verge of being pretty damned realistic, a favorite part of mine being when Jesus is getting whipped by a Nine Tails flog and the large bladed barbs get stuck in his side. The Roman has to rip it out've him and as a result, they show it ripping off the flesh and exposing his ribs.

The point of Passion was to try and make Christians "realize what Christ went through for your sins". So, having a sequal about the resurrection seems kind've pointless. There's no "shock and awe". Just a dead guy walking around. Unless they actually meticulously do via make up and VFX, every wound you see in the first film (since those would only be anywhere from 1 day to 3 days old), there's literally no shock factor. The whole point of the first film is lost with a second one.

As to which "version" they would follow? The first one melded the 3 primary accounts. Jesus said 3 different things before dying according to which Apostle you read from; but if I remember in the movie, they strung all three death bed quotes together and honestly? For fiction? Actually made more sense. In one version, some one carries the cross for him and in another, Jesus carries his own cross. In the Passion, both occur. I believe it's Simon? Does run up a pitch on carrying the cross in the film; so both things are melded. Didn't see anything wrong with that.
We could see something similar with the second one - it'd probably damage the credibility even more. I honestly I hope it goes the rout of World War Z: Rome Edition. That'd be some bad ass shit.
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