Mel Gibson is working on a sequel to the blockbuster “Passion of the Christ” with “Braveheart” screenwriter Randall Wallace, according to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter. The sequel will tell the story of the resurrection of Jesus, Wallace tells the publication.
“Wallace, nominated for an Academy Award for scripting Gibson’s 1995 best picture Oscar winner ‘Braveheart,’ on Thursday (reluctantly) confirmed rumors that he has begun to write a script for a story about the resurrection, telling THR that the project is becoming too difficult to keep under wraps,” the story reports.
THR adds: “Wallace, who most recently directed and co-wrote the 2014 faith-based drama ‘Heaven Is for Real,’ says he and Gibson began to get serious about a sequel to ‘The Passion,’ the most successful independent film of all time, while making ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ which Gibson directed and Wallace co-wrote. ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ opens in November and centers on World War II Army medic Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.”