Actor Jim Caviezel: 'The Passion of the Christ' Sequel Will Be 'The Biggest Film in History'
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Jan 31
Christian actor Jim Caviezel has spoken about the sequel to The Passion of the Christ, saying it will be “the biggest film in history.”
Although a release date for the film has not yet been given, anticipation is already building.
The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Caviezel as Jesus, came out in 2004--14 years ago already, according to The Daily Wire.
The film grossed over $370 million, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film ever made in the U.S., so Caviezel’s prediction that the sequel will be “the biggest film in history” has some credence.
Although Caviezel didn’t reveal much, he did cryptically remark, “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience. It’s great. Stay tuned.”
The sequel will reportedly focus on the Resurrection. In 2016, Gibson said, “The Resurrection. Big subject. We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”
Caviezel is an outspoken Christian who is often involved in faith-related projects. Last month, he spoke at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students SLS Leadership Conference where he told the crowd, “I want you to go out into this pagan world, I want you to have the courage to step into this pagan world and shamelessly express your faith in public. The world needs proud warriors animated by their faith."
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Publication date: January 31, 2018