The man who wrote Gibson’s ‘Passion’ film has begun work on a sequel
Sequel to “The Passion of the Christ” is confirmed and this time around, the follow-up to the biblical blockbuster will center on Jesus Christ’s resurrection. No less than Randall Wallace, writer of the first installment, confirmed the news.
In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood reporter, Wallace reluctantly shared that he has started work on a script and said that it’s become harder and harder to keep the project under wraps. He said that he and Mel Gibson, who starred in “Braveheart,” another film which Wallace wrote the story for, decided on a sequel as they were working on “Hacksaw Ridge.”
While Gibson’s representative declined to comment on the news, the actor-director seemed to hint at it when he made a surprise appearance at Liberty University’s graduation ceremony. He said he was interested in making a sequel, but he didn’t elaborate on how involved he would be with the project.
The project is still in its early stages, so no studio or financier has been lined up for it. Nevertheless, Wallace said the demand in the Christian community had a lot to do with his and Gibson’s enthusiasm about the sequel
“The evangelical community considers ‘The Passion’ the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger,” Wallace said.