Mel Gibson directed the 2004 film titled The Passion of the Christ which depicted the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Starring Jim Cazievel as Christ, the movie received huge success as people hailed Gibson as a great director.
Years after, the director confirmed that there will be a sequel to the 2004 film. Titled The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, the film will depict the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In a recent interview, the director revealed that there are two scripts for the film and the second script is “like an acid trip”!
Mel Gibson Says The Sequel Is Like An Acid Trip!
Back in 2016, the Braveheart actor stated that he is working on a sequel to his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Having no new updates the only detail that Mel Gibson revealed was that the movie will depict the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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In a recent interview, the director talked about his updates regarding the sequel. Having named the movie The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, Mel Gibson revealed that there are currently two scripts ready for the film. The first script is very straightforward while the second script, as quoted by the director, is “like an acid trip”.
“It is such a massive undertaking that you can’t do it lightly and you can’t do it quickly. You have to really consider what it is that you need to show in order to be poignant. It can’t be linear. You have to have many things to juxtapose against one another even from different time periods in order to illustrate what something means in a more full way”
The director further continued,
“I have two scripts and one of them is very structured and very strong script and kind of more what should expect and the other is like an acid trip. Because you’re going into other realms and stuff. I mean you’re in hell and you’re watching the angels fall. It’s like crazy”
The second script does sound better since according to Mel Gibson’s talks, the script sounds more philosophical and poetic-esque than a linear and straightforward story. The director also revealed some exciting news that the legendary actor Jim Caviezel will be reprising his role as Jesus Christ.
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In the interview, Mel Gibson further talked about how legendary actor Jim Caviezel, who portrayed the role of Jesus Christ in the 2004 movie will be returning for the sequel. When the interviewer asked Gibson if Jim Caviezel would return as Jesus Christ, here’s what the director said.
“Yeah, of course. Nobody else. I don’t know it’s going to be a Rip Van Winkle kind of thing [talking about Caviezel’s wrinkles]. Three days later look he’s got wrinkles. You can fix that stuff now”
With Mel Gibson and Jim Caviezel returning to their duties, the upcoming sequel The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection is slated for a release date of February 2024. As for the Mel Gibson-directed movie, The Passion of the Christ is available to stream on Prime Video in the U.S.