Mel Gibson plans to make ‘Passion of the Christ’ sequel

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Screenwriter Randall Wallace, the man who wrote Braveheart, revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that actor/director Mel Gibson is planning a sequel to 2004’s The Passion of the Christ.

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Wallace has started writing the script for the upcoming film, which is reportedly going to focus on the resurrection of Jesus. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter reluctantly divulged the information to THR after admitting the project was becoming too difficult to keep secret.

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Wallace, who was nominated for an Oscar for his Braveheart script, was a major in religious education at Duke University and says he specialized in Jesus’ resurrection.

“I always wanted to tell this story,” he said. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.”

The Passion of the Christ is the most successful independent film of all time, earning an astonishing $612 million worldwide on a $30-million production budget.

The appetite for more has not quelled over time, and apparently there was demand within the Christian community for a follow-up to The Passion.

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“The evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger,” said Wallace.

The Passion had more pre-ticket sales than any other movie in history, until it was recently beaten by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

Gibson has remained mum about the project.

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