Will there be demons in Mel Gibson’s Resurrection movie?

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Mel Gibson has been making the rounds this week to promote Hacksaw Ridge, and last night Stephen Colbert asked him about his rumoured sequel to The Passion of the Christ. Gibson replied that the film, currently titled The Resurrection, is “probably about three years off,” and he dropped a few other hints about it as well.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Reporters visit the set in Rome, the soundtrack is now available for streaming, and more

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Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-themed news items.

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The Bible Tour looks back at the History Channel miniseries and ahead to this year’s Ben-Hur remake

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It has been three years since The Bible aired on the History Channel, and the franchise keeps on ticking. Two years ago, to promote the big-screen spin-off Son of God, the producers organized a concert tour that combined footage from the film with live music by Christian musicians — and that tour has become an annual tradition.

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Video round-up: New ads for Gods of Egypt and Hail Caesar! New interviews about The Bible and The Young Messiah!

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I haven’t got the time or energy right now to write a proper review of the new Star Wars movie, but I’ll try to say something about it soon-ish. In the meantime, here are a few new trailers and interviews re: other films that I’ve been keeping tabs on.

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Why are some Bible stories turned into movies more often than others?

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My friend Matt Page is starting a series of posts over at the Bible Films Blog on the question of canonicity and Bible films. Among other things, he asks: Is there a “canon” of Bible films, independent of the biblical canon itself? And is there a reason why certain biblical stories get filmed again and again while others go ignored?

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Killing Jesus gets an Emmy nomination, A.D. doesn’t

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Big-screen Bible movies may have been snubbed completely at the Oscars this year, but at least one made-for-TV Bible film got some recognition from its peers when the Primetime Emmy Award nominees were announced this morning.

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