Nearly 20 years after the release of The Passion of Christlooks like the sequel to the biblical epic is set to start filming soon.
The sequel, titled The Passion of Christ: Resurrectionis said to begin filming this spring, according to World on Reel. The report also states that Jim Caviezel is set to reprise his role as Jesus Christ from The Passion of Christ.
“It’s been a long time, but I heard that Mel Gibson will be shooting The Passion of Christ: Resurrection in a few months,” reported Jordan Ruimy. “A late spring production is currently being looked at with Jim Caviezel set to reprise the role of Jesus.”
The Passion of Christ released in 2004. Directed by Mel Gibson, the movie depicts the last days of Jesus Christ’s life and his crucifixion. The film made $612 million on a budget of $30 million, establishing it as a major financial success. Critical reception was mixed, with critics divided over the brutal depiction of the crucifixion and some accusing the film of being anti-Semitic.