Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Christ in the 2004 hit film "The Passion of the Christ," recently shared his hopes for the sequel to become the largest film in cinema history.
In an interview with Breitbart, Caviezel shared he had reviewed a new draft of the script for the movie, which will be titled "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection." Mel Gibson, who produced, directed, and co-wrote the first film, is also leading the development of the sequel.
"Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It's coming," said Caviezel. "It's called 'The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.' It's going to be the biggest film in world history."
With a production budget of only $30 million, "The Passion of the Christ" pulled in more than $612 million worldwide in box office sales. The first film focused on the final 12 hours of Jesus's life and his crucifixion, whereas the second will depict his resurrection and the events thereafter. According to IMDB, the film is currently slated for a 2022 release date.
In another interview with Fox News earlier this year, Caviezel talked about his personal conviction for making films that explore biblical narratives.
"It's so imperative in this time," he said. "These films can't be made now. The films they make are Marvel Comics movies. You'll see Superman. You won't see Jesus... I got to play the greatest superhero there ever was."