Mel Gibson continues to slowly drip-drop details about plans to possibly make a sequel to his epic 2004 film, “The Passion of the Christ,” telling televangelist Joel Osteen that he’s been exploring some of the events that unfolded between the “crucifixion and the resurrection.”
While Gibson has been pretty tight-lipped about exactly what a sequel would look like, he did tell Osteen in a radio interview earlier this month about his creative concerns if, indeed, he enters into such a massive undertaking. Mainly, he said he wants to do it the right way.
“It’s going to take some time, because you don’t half do something like this,” Gibson said. “You do it so that it makes sense. You do it so that it surprises. You do it so that it enlightens.”
He said simply telling the story or rendering it without extensive care to the creative elements would make it “just not good enough,” and while getting it all right won’t be easy, he believes it’s entirely “achievable.”
“It has to be dug deep for and it has to have in its image and its sound and its visual — it has to be able to delve to places that people have never even thought before, I think, on a theological level,” he said. “That’s going to take some doing.”
Listen to Gibson briefly describe “The Passion” sequel below:
The actor didn’t go into great detail about the plot line, though he did indicate that a possible film on the subject could revolve around events that unfolded in between Christ’s crucifixion and the resurrection, saying his team has been “getting into some interesting areas” in that arena.
“Maybe I’ve said too much already,” Gibson added.
This isn’t the first time the actor has addressed rumors about the sequel, as he had a surprise appearance at Pastor Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest event back in August during which the two discussed the project in detail, as Deseret News reported.
Gibson said during that event that the film would likely be called “The Resurrection,” and made some comments along the same lines of what he told Osteen.
“In order to really experience it and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about is going to take some doing,” he said.
As Deseret News reported, rumors about a sequel started to fly in June after Randall Wallace, director of “Heaven Is For Real” and the writer of “Braveheart,” told The Hollywood Reporter he was working on a script for the project.
Wallace said he had always wanted to tell the story, as he believes there’s more to the Jesus narrative that deserves to be brought to the big screen.
(H/T: Christian Times)
- Famed Christian Rapper Lecrae’s Raw Open Letter About Race and the ‘Pains of Humanity’
- This Jesus Statue Has Everyone Talking. Take One Look and You’ll See Why.
- One Kind Starbucks Customer Just Did Something That Sparked a Chain Reaction of Goodness
- Why Hillary Clinton’s ‘Forced Abortion’ Debate Comments Have Riled This Women’s Rights Group
- ‘America Is About to Flatline…’: Kirk Cameron’s Plan to Rescue Our Culture From the ‘Edge of the Cliff’