As we continue down this road of a slowly developing Mel Gibson comeback, it seems the director is working with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace on a sequel to The Passion of The Christ. Welcome to 2016.
Wallace spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the project, saying “I always wanted to tell this story. The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.” There definitely is plenty more story to tell since, you know, the source material is the Bible.
Gibson and Wallace are also working on the upcoming World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which could mark Gisbon’s triumphant return to the mainstream. Regarding this Passion of The Christ sequel, Wallace said Gibson will treat the resurrection story with the same intense style as he did the first film. So expect a ton of torture and bloodshed somewhere in there.
The Passion of The Christ is still one of the highest grossing films of all time thanks to that built in audience. It brought in over $600 million at the box office. There’s no set date for fixing and no cast has been announced. Though I’m sure Jim Caviezel doesn’t have a ton going on.