History’s popular 10-part miniseries "The Bible" may soon be playing at your local movie house, with producer Mark Burnett telling The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed that he’s cutting a movie version.
The project is "a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally," Burnett said. The big focus of the edited film version would be the Resurrection, the story says. He’s targeting a fall release.
"The Bible" premiered with 13.1 million viewers in early March and ended on Easter Sunday with 11.7 million viewers. Burnett credited God with the success.
"It’s a God voice," Burnett said. "It’s clearly a calling; clearly, we felt it was something we had to do, and too many things happened to explain it any other way. It’s a juggernaut, and it’s not going to slow down."