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Mel Gibson's sequel to The Passion of the Christ to be called 'Resurrection'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 September 2016, 14:22 IST

Oscar winner Mel Gibson is looking to remake his controversial and award-winning 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ. The actor said while Passion was all about the crucifixion of Christ, the sequel will focus on his resurrection.

During an interview with pastor Greg Laurie at the SoCal Harvest, an evangelical event in Anaheim, California, Gibson said: "We're talking about that. Of course that's a huge undertaking, and it's not The Passion 2, it's called the Resurrection".

"That's a very big subject, and it needs to be looked at, because we don't want to just do a simple rendering of it. I mean, we can all read what happened, but in order to really experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it's about, it's gonna take some doing."

The Braveheart star praised The Passion of the Christ writer Randall Wallace, calling him "a brilliant writer" and "a great director".

Gibson hinted that Wallace could take the helm, saying he "is up to the task".

Wallace, who also wrote Braveheart, has also expressed interest in revisiting the story, saying, "Passion is the beginning, and there's a lot more story to tell."


With inputs from PTI

First published: 2 September 2016, 14:22 IST