Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in the 2004 biblical blockbuster “The Passion Of The Christ”, is in negotiations with Mel Gibson for an upcoming sequel to the movie that will focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, reported The Hollywood Reporter. It’s been nearly 14 years since “Passion” released in theaters focussing on the final hours of Jesus’ life. The R-rated film was filled with violent, graphic imagery of the religious figure’s torture and crucifixion. The film was a hit with Christians across the globe and earned over $600 million at the worldwide box offices.
The 49-year-old actor didn’t wish to reveal any further details about the film in an interview with USA Today. However, he promised that it’s going to be great. “I won’t tell you how Gibson is going to go about it, but I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good,” Caviezel told USA Today.
Earlier, Gibson confirmed in late 2016 that he was working on the sequel and said he hoped the film would be more than just a chronological retelling of the resurrection. He also indicated that the film may not release until late 2019 or early 2020. Gibson told USA Today in 2016, “The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God! We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines a new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”
Moreover, Caviezel will appear in a religious film about the apostle Paul where he will essay the role of his companion Luke. That movie is scheduled to hit theaters on March 28.