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The Passion of the Christ 2 screenwriter Randall Wallace shared an important update on Mel Gibson’s biblical sequel, which will focus on the events that occurred three days between the crucifixion and the Resurrection.
In an interview with Polygon, Wallace said that the movie is something they are discussing.
“We both consider that the Mount Everest of all stories,” Wallace said.
“There’s a theologian named NT Wright, that I heard recently in a lecture … I am Christian, I’ve always been taken with the Resurrection.”
“It’s a profound mystery, and NT Wright says, ‘If you don’t find the Resurrection preposterous, you’re missing the point,’” he said.
Wallace continued, “It’s literally the mind-blowing event that is beyond anything we can make sense or imagine.
“And yet the earliest Christians died saying ‘It happened, I believe it.
“Or even ‘I witnessed it.’ And that’s something that is a magnificent goal.”
“We continue to discuss it. We’re not ready to talk about it at all about what we’re planning to do,” the Passion of the Christ 2 screenwriter said.
When asked about his and Gibson’s progress on the film, Wallace shared, “I think we would rather do all of our homework before we start to make sense what we’re gonna do with it.”
“My mother used to say to me, everything worth having is worth what you had to pay for it, and what you had to go through to get it.
“And so yeah, the stories that require the most sacrifice may be the ones that are exactly what we ought to be looking to do.”
Gibson has led the way in Christian entertainment by promoting religious films. He made headlines in 2004 when he made The Passion of the Christ about the final hours of Jesus’ life. The film stormed the box office, making over $622 million on a budget of just $30 million.
There is still a lot of buzz surrounding the long-anticipated sequel. The sequel was slated to come out in 2021.