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The Hacksaw Ridge filmmaker made the reveal to Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s Late Show. Though he’s working with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace, the follow-up is still a while away. “It’s probably about three years off, because it’s a big subject,” Gibson said.
Resurrection will be about more than just its one-word title. “It’s more than a single event, it’s an amazing event,” he explained. “And to underpin that with the things around it is really the story, to enlighten what that means. It’s not just about the event; it’s not just some chronological telling of just that event. That could be boring, and you think, ‘Oh, we read that.’… But what are the other things around it that happened?”
Additionally, the film’s villains “are in another realm,” he continued. “Sure, you’re going all over the place. What happened in three days?… I’m not sure, but it’s worth thinking about. Get your imagination going.”
The Passion of the Christ, Gibson’s story of the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus, was released in 2004 by the independent Newmarket Films and earned a whopping $612 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. THR broke the news of the sequel in August.
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