Mel Gibson and writer Randall Wallace are teaming up to create a sequel to The Passion of the Christ. The film will focus on Jesus’ resurrection, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Wallace, who worked with Gibson on the Oscar-winning Braveheart, confirmed Thursday that he has already begun to write the Passion sequel’s script.
The Academy Award nominee most recently worked with Gibson on Hacksaw Ridge, out in November, which Wallace co-wrote and Gibson directed. Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of how a WWII medic refused to kill enemy soldiers. This is when the two filmmakers buckled down and became serious about a follow-up to the 2004 religious drama that earned $612 million worldwide.
“I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace told THR. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.” Wallace was a religion major at Duke University and directed and co-wrote the 2014 faith-based drama Heaven is for Real. Gibson has declined to comment on the forthcoming sequel.
As of now, no studio has backed the project.