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Hollywood planning blockbuster film about the resurrection of Jesus

A blockbuster movie about the resurrection of Jesus is being planned by Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds, says the Hollywood Reporter ...

A blockbuster movie about the resurrection of Jesus is being planned by Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Backers LD Entertainment have described it as "Gladiator in tone but with a mystery bent, an all-ages movie that tells of how the first Easter came to be".

Resurrection is described as the story of "the first 40 days after the resurrection of Jesus" as seen through the eyes of an "agnostic Roman centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumours of a risen Jewish messiah and locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth".

The story is told amidst "an imminent uprising in Jerusalem", and the centurion "meets the Apostles and other historical and biblical characters".

Resurrection is to be produced by Patrick Aiello, whose previous credits include Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and the script was written by his brother Paul Aiello.

Reynolds, who directed Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner, as well as Waterworld, has been quiet of late in terms of feature films, though he recently reunited with Costner on the award-winning TV mini-series Hatfields & McCoys.

 

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