In 2004 the world was treated to a spectacular drama based on the last few hours of Jesus' life. The intense and sometimes disturbing depiction of the "Passion" of the savior of the world was a box-office hit, grossing over $661,000,000 worldwide on a $30,000,000 budget. In addition, the epic film starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus won three Academy Awards.
Some of its more notable accomplishments include being the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time and being the highest-grossing non-English language film. More important than that, the film humanized the man who would save the world, and in so doing conveyed the magnitude of His sacrifice.
With that kind of accolades under his belt, Director Mel Gibson has expressed interest in continuing the biblical story of Jesus' journey to the Resurrection. During an appearance on Stephen Colbert's show, Gibson hinted that the new film would explore what occurred during the time of his crucifixion to the time of his resurrection, three days later, including Jesus' descent into Hell.
Caviezel, 49, told USA Today that not only is the film a go, but it will eclipse the original movie in its scope. "I won’t tell you how he’s going to go about it," Caviezel teased, "But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good."
With that kind of build-up, we can hardly wait to see what Gibson has in store for us. No release date has yet been announced, but you can be sure we will be following this story closely.
To learn more about the upcoming film, "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection," watch the video, below.