'Hatfields & McCoys' Director Will Follow-Up the 'Resurrection' of Jesus

September 30, 2013
Source: THR


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?

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No thank you

ff on Sep 30, 2013


Dumb asses will pay any amount of money to see a Jesus movie.

ali3000 on Sep 30, 2013


So, essentially a sequel to 'Passion of the Christ'? I never saw that one. I'm a Christian(not a devout one by any means) and I just did not care to see a film about the crucifixion. A film like 'Noah' sounds very interesting to me, but movies that are very strongly religiously themed just don't do a whole lot for me. I'd rather see a movie like 'Signs' that has elements of faith as part of the film than see an outright 'religious movie'

Chris Groves on Sep 30, 2013


Be prepared for massive criticism and ridicule Kevin Reynolds. These movies piss off more people than inspire.

Such heroic nonsense on Oct 1, 2013


The Jesus story is a good fairy tale, rising from the dead is always a good laugh. Be good to see a modern day Jesus story wher he comes back and blows up Rome like the mad terrorist that he was.

Carpola on Oct 1, 2013


You know this actually sounds like it could be very interesting if handled right. It could almost work as an X-Files type story set in biblical times. Like a Scully or Doggett character investigating the supernatural. Could be cool.

CellReborn on Oct 1, 2013


Jesus = beaucoup box office dollars. I'm in for something different.

cobrazombie on Oct 2, 2013

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