Okay…okay, you got me; Passion of the Christ 2: More Passion, More Christ is not actually going to be the official title for the sequel to Mel Gibson’s most controversial film, which, according to Gibson and Randall Wallace (Braveheart and We Were Soldiers) is in the process of actually happening after 12 years.
Little bit longer than your usual 3 days and 3 nights, amirite, Christ?
News about The Resurrection, the actual title for the Passion of the Christ sequel, slipped out accidentally 2 months ago by Wallace (Mel Gibson’s writing partner), however Gibson’s silence on the topic left us with little to nothing as confirmation.
Cut to today, and Mel Gibson gives us something I have yet to do, Confirmation.
During this year’s SoCal Harvest Evangelical Event 2016 (wow, what a name), Mr. Gibson gave attendees some details about the film and spoke a bit about the project:
“Of course, that is a huge undertaking. And you know, it’s not the ‘Passion 2.’ It’s called ‘The 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.
But in order to read it, experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about, it’s going to take some doing and Randall Wallace is up to the task. He is also, as well as a brilliant writer, he is a great director. He directed ‘We Were Soldiers‘ and ‘Heaven Is For Real‘ and stuff. So, he is a good writer and director.”
All in all, The Resurrection, looks to give today’s movie going crowd a similar experience. Controversy and on-the-verge psychotic director aside, Mel Gibson knows how to make a film in such a way that it stays with you after you’ve left the theater. Passion of the Christ gave many viewers some of the most visceral and gut-wrenching scenes in mainstream films while still managing to deliver ~us~ an impactful message about sacrifice and loss, and I’m sure Gibson and Wallace will aim to bring us nothing less than that.
Although…….Passion of the Christ 2: More Passion, More Christ would help draw in those millennials; just sayin’.