Pontius Pilate… The Movie!

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Who would you cast as Pontius Pilate?Has he ever been a central character in a film? [UPDATE: He was!] I have a vivid memory of David Bowie's imperious turn in The Last Temptation of Christ; and Ciarin Hinds seems like an obvious go-to guy for toga-wearing, Roman leader roles.Whoever gets the part, this sounds like it could bring a fascinating new perspective to the life of Christ on film. Here's the scoop from Deadline... … [Read more...]

More Movies About Jesus Based on Any Source Except the Best One

Oh joy. Hollywood is to fill in the Bible's "missing years" with a story about Jesus as a wandering mystic who travelled across India, living in Buddhist monasteries and speaking out against the iniquities of the country's caste system.Film producers have delved deep into revisionist scholarship to piece together what they say was Jesus's life between the ages of 13 and 30, a period untouched by the recognised gospels.The result is the Aquarian Gospel, a $20m movie, which portrays Jesus … [Read more...]

It’s true. Thanks to The Passion, More Jesus Flicks are Coming.

The Life of Brian re-opens around the country this month.And now, news of a new big screen Jesus. More specifically, a pot-smoking Jesus, played by Marilyn Manson. That's right. The king of immature, make-up heavy schlock rock is in talks to play Emmanuel.I'm thinking of a quote by Max Von Sydow from Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters. You know the quote... … [Read more...]


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