It seems Hollywood’s next trend will be making more biblical movies. Darren Arronofsky is already making Noah with Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott is making Exodus, and now a new biblical project is headed our way. Kevin Reynolds has been hired to direct the film, which is entitled The Resurrection.
The film is set forty days after the death of Jesus Christ. The main character is a Roman Centurion who is assigned by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors that the Jewish Messiah has risen. He then sets out to find Jesus’ missing body and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Along the way, he comes across several important figures from the Bible, including the Apostles themselves. Though he begins the journey as an agnostic, doubting the claims of Jesus’ rebirth, he is forced to reconsider his opinion as his investigation continues.
The Resurrection was written by Paul Aiello, with some assistance from Reynolds and Karen Janzen. It is tentatively scheduled for an Easter 2015 release date. Reynolds recently directed the Emmy-nominated miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, but perhaps is most famous work as a director was the Kevin Costner box office bomb Waterworld.
Despite that bomb, Reynolds has gone on to make other critically regarded films, like 2002’s The Count of Monte Cristo, which I particularly enjoy. The story sounds very intriguing, and I’d love to see it as a film, so I hope he does a good job.
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