According to a report, Mel Gibson will start filming the follow-up to his mega-hit film “The Passion of the Christ” in the spring. Film journalist Jordan Ruimy confirmed that the actor and director will begin shooting the movie in the next couple of months.
According to Jordan, Gibson and screenwriter Randall Wallace have been working on the script for the film, which will focus on the events that happened three days following Jesus’ crucifixion.
The highly-anticipated follow-up to “The Passion of the Christ” has been in development for a decade now. In 2016, Gibson revealed that the movie will focus on the events that happened three days following Jesus’ crucifixion. He said that the film will have to take into account the significant historical figure and not just render it as a simple story.
According to Gibson, the experience and the deeper meanings of the story will require a lot of reading and exploring. He praised Wallace’s ability as a writer and director. He also directed the movies “We Were Soldiers” and “Heaven is for Real.”
During that time, Wallace noted that he wanted to tell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion in a way that would be both historical and contemporary. The Hollywood Reporter also reported that the evangelical community has high expectations for the follow-up.
Wallace noted that the success of the first “The Passion of the Christ,” which was rated R, has given him the opportunity to tell the story of Jesus in a new and different way.