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Jesus Christ is coming to theaters in February.
20th Century Fox announced that Son of God, the film based on History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, will open wide in U.S. theaters on Feb. 28, 2014.
The 10-hour miniseries The Bible, produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, was a breakout hit for History, garnering an average of 15 million viewers per episode. It also earned three Emmy nominations.
The big-screen treatment will follow Christ from his birth through his crucifixion and resurrection.
Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado is starring. The film will feature selections from the miniseries plus additional scenes that were left on the cutting room floor. Hans Zimmer created the score.
“We are very excited to be working with 20th Century Fox to release Son of God as a major motion picture,” said Downey and Burnett in a statement. “We responded to an overwhelming demand for the greatest story ever told to be seen as a shared experience on the big screen. The result is a beautiful stand-alone movie. It’s the story of Jesus for a whole new generation.”
Son of God will go up against two other wide releases on Feb. 28. Universal’s airplane thriller Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson and Paramount’s sci-fi thriller Almanac, which centers around a time machine, also open on that date.
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