LOS ANGELES (ChurchMilitant.com) - Writer Randall Wallace is working with Mel Gibson on the continuation of his 2004 hit film "The Passion of the Christ."
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wallace comments he's already begun writing the script. "I always wanted to tell this story," he says. "'The Passion' is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell."
At an advanced screening for an upcoming film last month, Gibson commented that he was interested in continuing the narrative of Jesus Christ after His resurrection, although he didn't confirm how he was involved in the project.
No investors have signed on to the project as of yet but Wallace maintains there are several who are interested.
Production of "The Passion" cost $30 million, but it made $612 million worldwide, making it the most successful independent film of all time. It's the highest-grossing American R-rated film and the highest-grossing religious film in history.
After its massive success people were hoping Gibson's next project would be a follow-up, with a fan site featuring a poll asking what movie people wanted him to make next. Since then he has directed only two other movies, "Apocalypto" in 2006 and "Hacksaw Ridge," a World War II film currently in production.