Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie The Passion of the Christ was a blockbuster success. Having a budget of $30 million it grossed over $611 million worldwide. It was, “one of the most profitable R-Rated films in history.” Its rating was due to the graphic and realistic nature of Jesus’ torture and crucifixion.
In 2017 Mel Gibson announced a sequel was in the works. Kelsey Strater of Faithit said, “The news created quite the buzz in the Christian community after the wildly successful Passion of the Christ made such a lasting Kingdom impact on the secular realm.”
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Jim Caviezel confirmed that he was reprising his role as Jesus Christ. He said, “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience. It’s great. Stay tuned.” He then added, “I won’t tell you how Gibson’s going to go about it. But I’ll tell you this much; the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”
The movie, currently being called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection doesn’t have a production start date. However, a ‘window of time,’ is set for filming. Jim said, “Braveheart, that’s a film that took a long time to be able to crack… The same thing for Passion. And the same for this. He’s [Gibson] finally got it. So that is coming.”
Jim has also told USA Today, “The Resurrection. Big subject…We’re trying to craft this in a way that cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”
Mel Gibson has said that the sequel will likely delve into the spiritual realm. The Passion of the Christ was a movie about Jesus’ last 12 hours on earth. It’s sequel will portray Jesus’ Resurrection and the 40 days afterward up to His Ascension.
Watch this video where Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie interviews Mel Gibson at a Harvest Crusade about The Passion of the Christ, and Mel briefly discusses it’s sequel, The Resurrection: