Nearly two years ago, back in January 2007, I mentioned that MGM had bought a spec script called Myriam, Mother of the Christ, which was written by Benedict Fitzgerald, who had earlier co-written The Passion of the Christ (2004) with Mel Gibson. (He is now suing Gibson for a share of the profits from that film.)
I have since wondered what became of that project, especially since it was originally slated for an Easter 2008 release which never materialized, and also because several other biblically themed projects that were announced in the wake of The Passion‘s box-office success seem to have fallen by the wayside.
Now, however, Catholic screenwriting guru Barbara Nicolosi says she has just finished “probably the fifth version of the rewrite” of the script for this film, and she links to the film’s IMDb page, which seems to indicate that the film is now called Mary, Mother of the Christ and is currently slated for release sometime in 2009.
Here’s hoping the film does get made at some point.