The Pontius Pilate movie soldiers on without Brad Pitt


Remember that movie about Pontius Pilate that was in development a few years ago? The one that had Brad Pitt attached to star, until he bowed out last year?

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Watch: The second trailer for Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as Roman soldiers and Cliff Curtis as Jesus


Four months ago, we got our first good look at Risen (formerly known as Clavius), the film that stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as a couple of Roman soldiers who investigate the disappearance of Jesus’ body. Now, today, with the film’s January 22 release less than five months away, we have a second, even longer, trailer, which consists almost entirely of new footage. Check it out below the jump.

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How two word-for-word adaptations of The Gospel of John use bits from the other gospels (and Acts) as well


There aren’t that many word-for-word film adaptations of the Bible out there, but the genre — which got its start with The Genesis Project’s adaptations of Luke and the first half of Genesis in the 1970s — has grown to the point where we now have two very different films based on the same biblical text, namely the gospel of John.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode twelve


Season 1, Episode 12 — ‘The Abomination’
Acts 10-11

Editing Acts, redux. The final episode of A.D. The Bible Continues kicks off with the conversion of Cornelius as described in Acts 10, but changes some of the details.

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Watch: Cornelius and his family speak in tongues, and more, in two new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues


Four months ago, I wondered if A.D. The Bible Continues would show Cornelius and his family speaking in tongues before Peter baptizes them. I could think of several other films that had depicted the conversion of Cornelius, but none that had really depicted this particular miracle. And, well, now we have our answer: it does!

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode ten


Season 1, Episode 10 — ‘Brothers in Arms’
Acts 9:28-31

Editing Acts, redux. The tenth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues is based on just a few verses from Acts 9, but it also borrows elements from other passages in Acts.

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