Phase one of The Lumo Project is complete. Now it’s time for phase two.
Now, the producers are getting ready to release their adaptation of Mark, which is the only gospel that has never been given the word-for-word treatment before.1
Two days ago, the Lumo Project sent out a tweet inviting British churches to host “exclusive” screenings of The Gospel of Mark between March 14 and April 4 (basically, during the two weeks before Easter and the week following it).
The Lumo Project’s website also has a page devoted to the upcoming screenings which features a two-minute clip from the film and a PDF file with a booking form.
Interested parties can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
So the release schedule for this year’s Bible and/or Jesus movies now looks like so:
- January 5 — Full of Grace (came out on DVD and Digital HD)
- February 2 — Noah’s Ark (comes out on DVD)
- February 5 — Hail, Caesar! (contains a parody of 1950s Bible movies)
- February 19 — Risen
- March 8 — Of Kings and Prophets (premieres on ABC)
- March 11 — The Young Messiah
- March 14 — The Gospel of Mark (begins screening in British churches)
- May 13 — Last Days in the Desert
- August 12 — Ben-Hur
- August 12 — The Shack (not a Bible movie, but Jesus is one of the characters)
If I omitted any films from that list, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!
1. The Genesis Project filmed Luke’s gospel in the 1970s, and the Visual Bible filmed Matthew and Acts in the 1990s and John in 2003. The Visual Bible tried to film Mark as well, and they released a teaser to that effect in 2005 — but as of November 2009 they were still trying to “put it together” (a reference to how they were trying to find funding?), and it doesn’t look like they ever made the film in the end.