Caviezel, who played Jesus in ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ is set to return for its sequel, “Resurrection.” The sequel will center on the 24-hour period spanning Jesus’ passion and the events during the three days between his crucifixion and resurrection.
In an interview with Mihael Orehovec, Caviezel said the sequel “will be the biggest film in the history of the world.” Caviezel added that Gibson “took me through all of the scenes, and I was on the floor crying… It’ll be one of the best things you’ve ever seen.“
‘The Passion of the Christ,’ released in 2004, is an American biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson. The film follows the final 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life, focusing on his crucifixion. It is primarily based on the New Testament accounts of the Passion, including the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The film managed to gross over $611 million worldwide against a production budget of around $30 million. This made it one of the highest-grossing R-rated films globally and one of the highest-grossing non-English-language films of all time. The film’s success can be attributed to its powerful subject matter, religious themes, and the interest it generated among various audiences. Despite its controversial and graphic content, it resonated strongly with religious communities and drew curiosity from the general public.
Gibson is directing Mark Wahlberg in the thriller ‘Flight Risk,’ currently filming in Las Vegas. His previous film was the 2016 war drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Andrew Garfield.