A few more Ben-Hur-themed news items as the film continues to roll out overseas.
Deadline posted an article yesterday on the difficulties of marketing films to religious and mainstream audiences simultaneously. The hook for the story was the upcoming release of Queen of Katwe later this month. The film tells the true story of a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess prodigy with the help of a Christian missionary.
Nearly three months ago, Braveheart writer Randall Wallace revealed that he and Mel Gibson were working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ. Now Gibson himself has addressed those rumours at an evangelistic crusade in California.
An inexpensive horror flick succeeded where pricier movies have failed this week.
Nine years after Evan Almighty and two years after Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the steady stream of Noah-themed projects shows no sign of abating. There was the South African musical Unogumbe in 2013 and the BBC TV-movie The Ark in 2015, and now the NBC network is planning a show that would set the Noah story… in space!