Mel Gibson in talks to make The Passion of the Christ sequel

2016-09-05 06:00

Los Angeles - Mel Gibson is in talks about making a follow-up to The Passion of the Christ.

The controversial Hollywood star - who helmed the 2004 movie based on Christ's crucifixion - has revealed he is open to the idea of making a new film about the resurrection of Jesus.

He shared: "We're talking about that.

"Of course that's a huge undertaking, and it's not The Passion 2 - it's called the Resurrection."

Mel admitted the proposed movie would be an enormous challenge for everyone involved in the project.

Speaking during an onstage interview with pastor Greg Laurie at the SoCal Harvest evangelical event in Anaheim, California, the actor explained: "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. I mean, we can all read what happened, but in order to really experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it's about, it's gonna take some doing."

Passion of the Christ writer Randall Wallace, who directed 2014's Heaven Is for Real, also recently spoke up the prospect of making the movie.

He said: "I always wanted to tell this story. The Passion is the beginning, and there's a lot more story to tell."

The Passion of the Christ stars Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ and covers the final 12 hours of Jesus' life.

While the film was a major commercial success and was nominated for three Academy Awards, it also sparked controversy due to its violent scenes and contentious subject matter.

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