Roma Downey & Mark Burnett sign on for 2016 ‘Ben-Hur’ reboot

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 On Friday Mike Fleming, Jr., posted this news about the remake of "Ben-Hur" over at Deadline. My big question is will this new film include the entire story, including the role that Balthazar's daughter Iras has in the entire tale.I don't know how you can remake a film like "Ben-Hur" and that spectacular chariot race (do you know how long it really lasts? See below.)Who could ever play Judah Ben-Hur? Chris Helmsworth? Channing Tatum? If only Brad Pitt were younger but even … [Read more...]

“Son of God” to sweep theaters nationwide on February 28 – and my review

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As The Hollywood Reporter noted in an article on February 12, "Son of God: Church Leaders Buying Out Theaters for Screenings," thousands of people across the country will be seeing producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's new film that tells the life of Christ when it opens on February 28. Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles and Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, DC have endorsed the film.Here's my review on "The INNdustry with Sister Rose" on the Jesuit run INNetwork  where I ask Roma and Mark how m … [Read more...]

“The Son of God” will appear in theaters early 2014 says VARIETY today

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In an announcement exclusive to VARIETY Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are sharing the news that they have struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to release a film about Jesus derived from their epic mini-series "The Bible" that aired earlier this year on The History Channel.In an email from Roma Downey she said that the film will run for 2 hours and 15 minutes and it will officially be in movie theaters in early 2014.  "The movie tells of the birth, death and resurrection of The Lord. We will b … [Read more...]

‘The Bible’ Opens Big With 13.1 Million Viewers (and “Vikings” too at 6.2 million)

 'The Bible' & 'Vikings" Open big with 13.1 Million & 6.2 Million Viewers, Respectively  By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday March 4, 2013 @ 1:54pm PSTIt was a big night for History, whose 10-hour miniseries The Bible opened with 13.1 million viewers. It was followed by the debut of the network’s first original scripted series, The Vikings, which rode The Bible’s coat tales to draw 6.2 million viewers.Click here to continue reading the good news about this reverent and well-produced se … [Read more...]


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