Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” has been getting plenty of complimentary reviews with the actor/director recently hitting the talk show circuit to promote the film in interviews that have felt a little awkward at times.
Gibson of course is already planning another project, a sequel to one of his most successful movies to date – “The Passion of the Christ”. Making an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” the other night, Gibson confirmed that the movie will be called “Resurrection”.
Colbert asked him about the challenge of adapting a story that explores what happened in the three-day period between the death of Jesus and his return. Gibson says the film goes beyond just the miraculous event, and will explore much of the scenario around it:
“It’s more than a single event, it’s an amazing event. And to underpin that with the things around it is really the story, to enlighten what that means. It’s not just about the event; it’s not just some chronological telling of just that event. That could be boring, and you think, ‘Oh, we read that.’… But what are the other things around it that happened?”
Gibson also implied that parts of the film will take place in ‘other realms’ where the villains are which suggests a potential visit to Hell. Colbert asked “Wow, so you would actually do a little Inferno?” to which Gibson said: “I’m not sure. But it’s worth thinking about, isn’t it?”
However due to the size of the undertaking, Gibson also says the film is probably a few years away from happening. Randall Wallace is returning to pen the follow-up which remains one of the most successful R-rated movies ever made with a $612 million worldwide gross from a $30 million production budget.