16 years after it was originally released, talk of a sequel to Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ is still continuing.
Here’s a story that continues to simmer: 16 years after its release, actor Jim Caviezel has reportedly confirmed yet again that a sequel to The Passion Of The Christ is very much still in active development. Mel Gibson, who remains a controversial figure to put it mildly within Hollywood, is still planning to helm the project.
Dark Horizons is reporting that Caviezel has confirmed he’s currently in possession of the third draft of the script (although in previous reports he’s been quoted as saying he’s been given five drafts). Gibson has spoken less often about the project but has also confirmed that it is still in active development. Currently titled The Passion Of The Christ: Resurrection, Caviezel has claimed ‘it’s going to be the biggest film in world history’ whilst Gibson has spoken previously, saying ‘we don’t just want to do a simple rendering of it’.
Whilst the first film made an incredible amount of money at the box office, grossing over $600 million from a $30 million budget, a lot has happened in the world since, and especially in Gibson’s personal life.
Whether this one ever gets off the ground and meets its slated release date of 2022 remains to be seen, although we’d argue that with the first one making so much money, it could yet happen. Gibson, as with the first movie, is after all in a position to fund the project himself. He’s also said to be developing a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch, also due in 2022. Which one comes first remains to be seen…
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