Many thanks to the colleague who tipped me off to this article in the Dominion Post, which gives us a brief update on Kingdom Come, the life-of-Jesus movie that is set to go before the cameras in New Zealand as early as February. There isn’t a whole lot here, information- wise, that wasn’t already covered in the articles that Matt Page linked to earlier this month, but the new photo indicates that the sets, at least, have been progressing nicely. The film will be directed by Dean Wright, a visual-effects and second-unit director on the Lord of the Rings and Narnia movies, and there is still no word on who will be playing Jesus himself, or anyone else for that matter.
Kingdom Come — a brief update.
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Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).