Mel Gibson planning sequel to The Passion of Christ

On the resurrection of Jesus

The following comes from a June 9 story in the Hollywood Reporter. Mel Gibson and writer Randall Wallace are working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ that will tell the story of the resurrection of Jesus, Wallace tells The Hollywood Reporter. Wallace, nominated for an Academy Award for scripting Gibson's 1995 best picture Oscar winner Braveheart, on Thursday … [Read more...]

‘Sniper’ not most successful R-rated film of all time

Jesus’ death is the sticking point

The following comes from a Feb. 8 posting on the Daily Republic by Father Daniel Molyneaux. American Sniper is a huge R-rated hit at the movies. What is the most successful R-rated film of all time? Answer: Another controversial film, The Passion of the Christ, making $371 million domestically. It may also be the most profitable major motion picture of all time, having a … [Read more...]

Caviezel rides Harley to San Diego’s Rock church interview

The 49-minute interview on April 2 of Jim Caviezel, who played the role of Jesus Christ in the movie, Passion of the Christ, has now garnered 48,405 views. The following is the introduction on the YouTube video: I have never heard Jim's experience before when he made this movie. He had a dislocated shoulder, pneumonia, a 14" laceration, and he was struck by lightning. … [Read more...]

Thoughts on the TV debut of Passion of the Christ

The following comes from an April 11 posting on by Mark Shea. On Palm Sunday night, April 13, the UP-TV network will air the commercial television debut of The Passion of the Christ to mark the 10-year anniversary of the historic film's theatrical release. The debut brings back memories of a fascinating time both in the cultural history of the Church, but also … [Read more...]

Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential

The following comes from an Oct, 23 story on Religious News Service. Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. Nearly 10 years after the blockbuster success of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, which earned $611.9 million worldwide, studios are looking to the Good Book for good … [Read more...]