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Mel Gibson plans sequel to The Passion of Christ

Mel Gibson at 2011 Cannes Film Festival - Georges  Biard Wiki image

Mel Gibson at 2011 Cannes Film Festival - Georges Biard Wiki image

Mel Gibson is working on a sequel to his 2004 film 'The Passion of the Christ', scriptwriter Randall Wallace has told the Hollywood Reporter this week.

The Passion, scripted entirely in in Latin and Aramaic contained flashbacks of Jesus' earlier life and ministry, but focused mainly on his arrest, trial and crucifixion - with oblique references to subsequent events. This new film should portray the discovery of the Resurrection, and events which took place in the forty days before the Ascension.

Wallace, who is working with Gibson on the project said: "I always wanted to tell this story. The Passion is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell."..This is such a huge and sacred subject."

Mel Gibson has not commented on the project publicly yet, and there has been no announcement about casting.

The Passion of the Christ is the most successful independent film ever made, earning more than $612m worldwide.

Read Fr Peter Malone's analysis of the Passion of the Christ, first published on ICN on 12 November 2003 - A Catholic analysis of Mel Gibson's 'The Passion' www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=808