Mel Gibson has made a few on screen appearances in the past few years, but at this year’s Venice Film Festival he’ll be unveiling his first directorial effort since “Apocalypto” a decade ago with the war drama “Hacksaw Ridge”.
Where does he go after that though? Potentially a follow-up to the film that changed his career and life – “The Passion Of The Christ”. Earlier this year came word fro screenwriter Randall Wallace that work was underway on a follow-up to “The Passion,” a project Gibson has been completely quiet on and not spoken about.
Appearing this past weekend at the SoCal Harvest evangelical event, Gibson shared in an interview some new details about the film which will deal with what comes after Jesus’ death. Here’s the key quote:
“Of course, that is a huge undertaking, and you know, it’s not the ‘Passion 2.’ It’s called ‘The Resurrection.’ 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 – you know, read what happened. But in order to read it, 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 is also, as well as a brilliant writer, he is a great director. He directed ‘We Were Soldiers’ and ‘Heaven Is For Real’ and stuff. So, he is a good writer and director.”
Would Jim Caviezel return as Jesus? No word as yet. Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” opens on November 4th.