The Genesis Project had a word-for-word film adaptation of Luke (and Genesis). The Visual Bible had word-for-word adaptations of Matthew and John (and Acts). But there has never been a word-for-word adaptation of Mark — until now.
The Lumo Project is the first company to succeed in producing film adaptations of all four gospels. The first film in the series was The Gospel of John, which came out in 2014 (click here for my interview with director David Batty). Since then, the other three films have come out in the UK. But here in North America, we have had to wait for the second film, which will finally come to DVD and Digital HD next week.
To help promote the upcoming disc, WingClips has posted eight clips from the film, with a special emphasis on scenes that feature the events leading up to Easter. I hope to review the film next week. In the meantime, you can watch the clips below.
‘Your Sins Are Forgiven’ (Mark 2:1-12):
‘Demon Cast Out’ (Mark 5:1-20):
‘What Defiles Man’ (Mark 7:1-15):
‘Triumphal Entry’ (Mark 11:1-10):
‘Led to the Cross’ (Mark 15:20-23):
‘Crucifixion’ (Mark 15:24-41):
‘Empty Tomb’ (Mark 15:42-16:8):
(Note, incidentally, that these clips can be downloaded in 720p, whereas the DVD will be in 480p. The film itself will also be available via Digital HD next week.)
Check out earlier Lumo Project trailers and other videos here:
- The ‘What Is the Lumo Project?’ and ‘Translation Sample’ featurettes, and a trailer (April 3, 2015)
- The ‘In the Beginning was the Word’, ‘The Vine and the Branches’ and ‘Jesus Appears to His Disciples’ clips, and a trailer (August 17, 2015)
- The John 5:14-23 clip (September 10, 2015)
- The ‘Deconstructing a Scene’ and ‘Building Jerusalem’ excerpts (September 15, 2015)
- The ‘Deconstructing a Scene’, ‘Building Jerusalem’, ‘Composing the Gospels’, ‘Filming the Gospels’ and ‘Narrating the Gospels’ featurettes (November 11, 2015)
- The UK trailers for The Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of John (April 5, 2016)