Kingdom Come not coming soon after all?

The Sunday Star Times reports that Kingdom Come, the life-of- Jesus movie that is currently being prepped in New Zealand, may have stalled before a single foot of film has been shot:

Sets for Kingdom Come have already been built in several locations including Lake Benmore in the central South Island and Wellington, but crews have had their Christmas break extended until January 19 as the film executives try to keep the production on track.

It is understood investors are nervous because US networks have been reluctant to buy the film from Wellington-based production company South Vineyard. . . .

There were also pre-production delays on the film in December, which meant some employees were asked to start their Christmas break on December 12.

The latest delays only add to concerns about the project.

Tim Coddington, an Auckland-based producer who has been working on the film, said the project might still go ahead.

“We’re just on an extended hiatus while they have some script rewrites done and sort through their financing things.” . . .

Hat tip to Matt Page.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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