In 2004, Mel Gibson delivered to the world arguably the most iconic religious film to ever exist when he wrote and directed The Passion of the Christ. At just over two hours long, the film details what would have been the final hours of the life of Jesus Christ in rather controversial fashion due to its explicit use of violence in depicting a religious story. While Gibson has had a significant career to say the least, having starred in Braveheart as well as the Lethal Weapon trilogy, The Passion of the Christ remains to be quite possibly what he is best known for. Now, according to the original film’s star Jim Caviezel, Gibson has delivered a third draft of the script for the sequel, aiming to hit theaters in 2021.
In the upcoming sequel, The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, this time Gibson is reportedly putting his focus upon the days between the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Details are still sparse, but it is believed that the original film’s Jesus Christ, Jim Caviezel, will be returning to his role, and to say he is excited would be an understatement. In an interview with Breitbart, Caviezel told the news network that this film is going to be the “biggest film in world history.”
Comparatively, the world is in a significantly different place than it was when the original film was released. While Gibson might feel that the resurrection story of Jesus Christ might be the light this world needs right now, it is rather difficult to say how the film is going to be received in the current climate of the United States. With a mind like Mel Gibson’s at the helm of such a topic, it is sure to be interesting to say the least.