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'The Resurrection' - Mel Gibson Addresses Rumors of ‘Passion of the Christ’ Sequel

By Mark Judge | August 31, 2016 | 2:30pm EDT

The Christian Post is reporting that Mel Gibson recently addressed rumors that he is making a sequel to his 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ.” 

Actor Jim Caviezel, left, and director Mel Gibson on the set of 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" (AP Photo)

Appearing Sunday as a surprise guest at the Christian gathering SoCal Harvest in Anaheim, California, Gibson was asked by Pastor Greg Laurie about the rumors of a sequel – and that the film would be written by Randall Wallace, who also penned Gibson’s Oscar-winning epic “Braveheart.”

Gibson’s response (the question begins at the 2:55 mark of the video below):

We're talking about that. 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.

Gibson directed the upcoming film “Hacksaw Ridge" about Desmond Doss, a pacifist medic in World War II who saved as many as 75 soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. It releases November 4.

 

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