"Waterworld" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" director Kevin Reynolds has signed on to helm the Biblical epic "Resurrection" for LD Entertainment.
Based around the New Testament story from the Bible, the story follows an agnostic Roman centurion at the time of the alleged resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Pontius Pilot tasks the soldier with subduing an uprising in Jerusalem. At the same time he investigates rumours of a risen Jewish Messiah and find the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth.
The film is said to play up the mystery aspects of the Biblical story, and tonally is aiming to be akin to "Gladiator".
Patrick Aiello, Karen Janszen and Reynolds worked on the script, and Aiello will produce. A March 2015 release is being targeted.
The project would mark Reynolds' first feature directorial effort since 2006's "Tristan + Isolde". He last helmed the high-rating "Hatfields & McCoys" mini-series.
Source: Screen Daily