Nearly three months ago, Braveheart writer Randall Wallace revealed that he and Mel Gibson were working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ. Now Gibson himself has addressed those rumours at an evangelistic crusade in California.
Gibson appeared at SoCal Harvest over the weekend to promote his newest directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge, which tells the true story of a Christian who went to the front lines as a medic during World War II but refused to carry a rifle because of his faith — and along the way, Gibson spoke a bit about his Jesus-movie follow-up.
You can watch Gibson’s interview with Pastor Greg Laurie via YouTube below, but here is the relevant soundbite, which starts at the 3-minute mark:
We’re talking about that. Of course, that’s a huge undertaking. And you know, it’s not The Passion 2. I mean, it’s called The Resurrection. (audience cheers) Of course, that’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t want to just do a simple rendering of it. I mean, we can all read what happened, but in order to really experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about, it’s going to take some doing. And Randall Wallace is up to the task. He’s also, as well as a brilliant writer, he’s a great director. He directed We Were Soldiers and Heaven Is for Real and stuff. So, he’s a good writer and director.
Here is the video of the interview:
Incidentally, literally as I was writing this post, I got a press release alerting me to the fact that there is a new faith-based website for Hacksaw Ridge. Check it out.