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‘The Passion Of The Christ’ Actor Promises Sequel To Be ‘The Biggest Film In History’

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The actor who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s 2004 biblical blockbuster “The Passion Of The Christ” is in talks to resurrect that role.

Jim Caviezel is in negotiations with Gibson to participate in an upcoming sequel to “Passion” that will focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The 49-year-old Caviezel was hesitant to reveal more details about the film in an interview with USA Today, but he promised that it will be “great.”

“I won’t tell you how [Gibson is] going to go about it,” Caviezel told USA Today. “But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”

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Jim Caviezel played Jesus in the original 2004 “The Passion Of The Christ.”

It’s been nearly 14 years since the original “Passion” opened in theaters. The R-rated film focused on the final hours of Jesus’ life and was filled with violent, graphic imagery of the religious figure’s torture and crucifixion.

It was a hit with Christians around the world, earning over $600 million at worldwide box offices on a budget of $30 million. 

But some Jewish and interfaith groups protested how the film portrayed Jews as being responsible for Jesus’ death. The Anti-Defamation League expressed concerns that the film could fuel anti-Semitism.

Gibson himself was criticized after spouting anti-Semitic remarks during an arrest in 2006. He later apologized for his words.

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Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’ opens at the Regal Cinemas 14 February 24, 2004 in New York City.

Gibson confirmed in late 2016 that he was working on a sequel to “The Passion Of The Christ.” He said he hoped the film would be more than just a chronological retelling of the events of the resurrection.

Gibson indicated that the film may not be released until late 2019 or early 2020 because the resurrection is such a complex topic.  

“The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God,” Gibson told USA Today in 2016. “We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”

During a recent conference sponsored by The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), Caviezel spoke to Catholic college students in Chicago about some of the physical obstacles in recreating the crucifixion. At one point, he said his shoulder was dislocated while he was carrying the cross. 

“Every day, I had to pick up that thing. It was like a penance, it ripped into my shoulder, tearing into my flesh,” he said. ” With each passing hour it got heavier.”

Before he potentially returns to the role of Jesus, Caviezel will appear in a religious film about the apostle Paul, playing the role of his companion Luke. That movie is scheduled to hit theaters on March 28. 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated incorrectly that Luke was a disciple of Jesus. He was a companion of Paul the Apostle.

 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-passion-of-christ-actor-sequel-biggest-film-history_us_5a71d444e4b0be822ba24567

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‘Breaking Bad’ sequel movie reportedly coming to AMC, Netflix

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Aaron Paul may be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

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“If the rumors are true, Breaking Bad is coming back with a sequel on Netflix and AMC.

A Breaking Bad movie starring Aaron Paul as Jesse will be coming to Netflix and AMC, according to unnamed sources cited by The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. This latest rumor follows up on the rumor previously reported by the same outlet that there’s a two-hour Breaking Bad movie in the works with the original show’s creator Vince Gilligan at the helm.

Aaron Paul will be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in the movie, THR reports. The movie will be a sequel to the events of Breaking Bad, which means it’s unlikely we’d see Walter White again, but perhaps some other familiar faces could pop up.

Last we saw Pinkman, he was escaping from a gang of Nazis headed up by Uncle Jack, who were holding him hostage as their own personal meth cook.

Back in November, Bryan Cranston (who played Walter White on the show) confirmed that a movie is in fact in the works on the Dan Patrick Show.

Interestingly, the sources said that Netflix would have first-run rights for the movie, but that it would still air on AMC later.

Gilligan, who sources say is writing and directing the Breaking Bad movie, will be working alongside Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul executive producers Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson.

It’s not a big surprise that there would be a direct follow-up to Breaking Bad, which won numerous awards and is heralded by many as one of the greatest shows in modern television, if not of all time. The prequel-ish show Better Call Saul has also received a ton of critical acclaim.

Neither Netflix nor AMC immediately responded to Mashable’s request for comment.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/breaking-bad-movie/

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‘Serenity’ is hiding a huge, relentlessly weird twist

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“Here’s the best spoiler-free description I can give you of Serenity: It’s Matthew McConaughey starring in a Nicolas Cage movie. Not a normal one either. We’re talking about one of those weird cult favorites, like The Wicker Man or 2018’s Mandy.

This isn’t a review of Serenity, nor is it any kind of critical look at the movie (though some of that might seep in since it’s hard to talk about Serenity without explaining how it lands). If you’re reading these words right now, it’s because you want to know what the big deal is with this bonkers assemblage of film frames. I’m going to tell you.

Here’s your one and only spoiler warning. I will say: Serenity probably shines the brightest when you see it spoiler-free. But I also understand that some people would rather know. So past this point, the resplendent absurdity of Serenity will be on naked display in all its terrible glory.

THE PLOT

Where to start? The movie bares its deeply weird tendencies slowly, so I’ll do the same. Serenity is about an obsessed fisherman with an implausible name, Baker Dill (McConaughey). Baker is a longtime resident of Plymouth, a Florida Keys fishing island that’s more Maui than Martha’s Vineyard (but everyone’s poor). He’s also a man on a mission………………………………………………………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/serenity-movie-matthew-mcconnaughey-all-spoilers/

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The Curse Of La Llorona Is The Scariest Horror Movie Youll See This Spring

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 The Curse Of La Llorona Is The Scariest Horror Movie You’ll See This Spring

“The Curse of La Llorona is being released on April 19th. It tells the tale of ta legend from Mexican folklore.

According to the myth, La Llorona’s real name is Maria. She came from a poor village, but her beauty won the heart of a wealthy nobleman. They fell in love, got married, and had two baby boys.

However, the nobleman spent most of his time traveling. When he returned home, he paid less and less attention to Maria, slowly falling out of love with her.

One day, he brought a new, younger woman home and said goodbye to his children. Maria was devastated. In a blind rage, she took her children to the river and drowned them.

When she came to her senses, she regretted what she had done and searched the river for her two boys, but they could not be found. Not long after, Maria ended up dying on the river as well. However, she was not allowed to enter the afterlife until she found her children.

Now, La Llorona is stuck between the living and dead realms, weeping while she searches for her boys. She causes misfortune to everyone around her. If you hear her cries, you are meant to run the opposite way — especially if you are a young child. La Llorona kidnaps kids, mistaking them for her own, and drowns them in the river too……………………………………………………”

Read more: https://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2019/01/the-curse-of-la-llorona-is-the-scariest-horror-movie-youll-see-this-spring

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