Rumors are flying there’s going to he a sequel to the Passion of the Christ. If it’s true, many Americans are going to stop everything to see it. As for me, I can’t wait to see it as the Passion of the Christ impacted me so much so that it changed me. Let me also say, if Mel Gibson’s name is on it, It will not disappoint. He has proven to be my all time favorite Director/Actor to follow until he leaves this planet.
Very anxious for a sequel! The thing about doing a religious film is that it “usually” has a limited audience. However, recent films that have been well made have made good money. If you have never seen “Passion” you should. It shows, graphically, just how much Christ suffered for YOU. A sequel by the same people would insure a quality-made film and would make an awful amount of money. Just knowing that Gibson would be involved would assure a huge box office.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
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.
A rep for Gibson declined to comment on the filmmaker-actor’s involvement in a Passion sequel.
There are a lot of movies out regarding the subject matter, but the director and producers did such a great job.
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