It’s been a decade since we’ve had a film from world famous director Mel Gibson. Sure, he’s acted in a few films in the past five years or so, but we’ve been deprived of his directorial talents ever since Apocalypto hit the big screen in 2006. Gibson may have said some very controversial things, but there’s no denying his talent behind the camera.
Luckily for us, we’ll be getting our Mel Gibson fix very soon in the form of Hacksaw Ridge, the story about the who won the Medal of Honor in World War II without firing a single weapon. But, it doesn’t sound like we’ll have to wait another decade or so before his next film. We’ve already heard plenty of rumblings about a potential sequel to Passion of the Christ, one of the most successful faith-based films ever produced.
But what exactly would the film actually be about? Stephen Colbert asked Gibson this very question in a recent interview. While Gibson wasn’t terribly specific, when Colbert all but stated the resurrection of Christ was mostly just a single event, Gibson begged to differ.
"It’s more than a single event, it’s an amazing event. And to underpin that with the things around it is really the story, to enlighten what that means. It’s not just about the event. It’s not just some chronological telling of just that event. That could be boring, and you think, ‘Oh, we read that.'"
Gibson then asked the question: “But what are the other things around [the resurrection] that happened?”
When asked about the bad guys of the film, Gibson cryptically stated, “they’re in another realm.” Are we to take that meaning part of the film will, in fact, take place in Hell? After all, it is believed by some interpretations, that Jesus descended into Hell in the time between his death and resurrection. As far as what kind of stories can be told…it doesn’t even sound like Gibson has a full grasp on it:
"Sure, you’re going all over the place. What happened in three days?... I’m not sure, but it’s worth thinking about. Get your imagination going."
Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace has spoken about developing this sequel with Gibson, but even after all this time, Gibson still believes the movie is a good three years away. So we’ll be sure to keep an eye on this one. It’s certainly better than waiting a decade.
What do you think of this news? Does this sound interesting to you, or does Gibson sound off his rocker? Let us know in the comments down below!