Writer Randall Wallace recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that he and Mel Gibson are working on a sequel to 2004’s The Passion of the Christ. The movie will focus on the story of the resurrection of Jesus.
The Passion of the Christ was a controversial take on the story of the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus, co-written and directed by Gibson. It was released in 2004 by the independent Newmarket Films to mixed reviews, but made a staggering $612 million worldwide at the box office on a $30 million dollar production budget.
Randal Wallace previously worked with Gibson on 1995’s Braveheart, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The two recently re-teamed for the upcoming World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which is when Wallace says they started to really get serious about their plans for a sequel to The Passion of the Christ.
The project is still in its early script stages, with no studio attached to it.