'Hatfields & McCoys' Director Will Follow-Up the 'Resurrection' of Jesus
Following the success of the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" on The History Channel, director Kevin Reynolds is going further back in time for a Biblical tale on the big screen. THR has word that Reynolds, who also directed Kevin Costner in Waterworld, is working with LD Entertainment for a film called Resurrection. The original script would tell the story of the first 40 days following the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Bible, but it would be told from the point of view of an agnostic Roman centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. That sounds intriguing. Read on!
The story almost seems like it's framed as some sort of investigative epic, almost as if All the President's Men took place during this time period. The main character encounters plenty of other familiar names in the Bible like the Apostles and others who came into contact with Jesus Christ. LD Entertainment says the project is similar to Gladiator but containing mystery. However, unlike Gladiator, this will be a movie for people of all-ages, an origin story for Easter. At the very least, this should be an original epic from the director of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but it will be interesting to see how both religious folk, and those opposed to Christian beliefs, will receive the film if it gets off the ground. Thoughts?