There are three movies about Jesus coming out in the first three months of next year. Two of them have trailers already. Now one of them has a poster.
The folks behind Risen — which stars Joseph Fiennes as a Roman soldier who goes looking for the missing body of Jesus — tweeted the following image today:
— Risen Movie (@RisenMovie) September 25, 2015
The poster overreaches just a tad when it says Risen, which opens January 22, is about “the manhunt that changed the course of human history.” The manhunt, of course, is utterly fictitious, and it was the Resurrection that changed everything.
The one film opening early next year for which we have not yet seen any official images or videos is Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur, which opens February 27. The producers have reportedly shown a bit of footage from that film at a faith-and-film event or two, but none of those images have been made public yet.