It was gory, thought provoking and often gut wrenching (literally). A film not for the faint of heart. But what about a double dose of all that? Can you take it? Well, even if you can't, according to USA Today, The passion of the Christ movie sequel is in the works.
The controversial 2004 film by Oscar winning actor/director Mel Gibson is about the crucifixion of Jesus. This is a story that has been told many times before, the most popular of them being Jesus of Nazareth.
But that was before Gibson, in his usual unique style, retold the story with some amazing and truly gory details. Now, a sequel to the critically and commercially successful The Passion will reportedly be kicking off soon. And like one insider hinted, it will be the biggest movie ever created. This is according to one actor who was majorly involved in the first movie.
His name is Jim Caviezel. He is the actor who popularly and superbly portrayed Christ in the first film. Now aged 49, Jim who shares the same initials as the character he played, will reprise the role of Jesus.
During an interview he gave a few details about the film, but made the above prediction because the movie will be "that good."
Here is what the towering actor had to say:
“There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” said Caviezel, who also said he was inspired by Gibson. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”
The mastermind behind the scenes, Gibson explained in a magazine interview back in 2016:
“The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God. We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”
Hollywood actor Caviezel explained how they intend to make it something unusual. "Of course, that's a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don't want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened," the actor added.
The sequel to 'The passion of the Christ' is likely to be less bloody, but it's hard to expect any thing less than captivating from Mel Gibson.