Mel Gibson confirmed he’s working on a sequel to his 2004 film “Passion of the Christ.”
“And you know, it’s not the ‘Passion 2.’ It’s called ‘The Resurrection,'” Gibson told evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest, according to IndieWire.com.
Gibson explained that the sequel will focus on Jesus’ resurrection.
“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.
“Passion of the Christ” screenwriter Randall Wallace told The Hollywood Reporter that “there’s a lot more story to tell.”
“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 said.
“Passion of the Christ” starred Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern and Monica Bellucci. It was a box office hit, bringing in more than $611 globally.
Gibson is currently promoting his upcoming film “Hacksaw Ridge.” The film stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer and others. It tells the story of a Seventh-day Adventist conscientious objector who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman for his efforts during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.
It is Gibson’s first time directing a movie since 2006’s “Apocalypto.