Passion of the Christ 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Spoiler Alert: Jesus Christ gets whacked at the end of the first Passion of the Christ, but like classic Hollywood, there is money to be made in popular, name brand characters, which is why Mel Gibson announced that he’s planning to bring back good ol’ JC in his sequel to the 2004 film.
Those of you who enjoyed the first film for its religious themes and message I’m sure will be excited. But for those torture porn aficionados out there who enjoyed the film for it’s excessive violence, prepare to be disappointed. The sequel will focus on the resurrection of Jesus, which probably means significantly less amounts of torture.
Braveheart writer Randall Wallace is re-teaming with Gibson to pen the script for the upcoming sequel. Apparently, demand for the film came about primarily from the Christian community. Here’s what Wallace says (via THR):
“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.”
“No studio or financial backing has been lined up for the project, which is still in the early script stage. But Wallace indicates there are several financiers interested in investing. “It’s too early to talk money,” he adds. “This is such a huge and sacred subject.”
While I’m not the target demographic by any means, Gibson sure knows how to tell a good story (even if he is a little insane) while I’m not rushing out to see this film, I am interested. What about you guys, do you wanna see a Passion sequel or nah?
Although, Family Guy already did it first: