The Resurrection just in time for Easter 2015

"The Resurrection," a movie about the 40 days following Jesus’ rise from the dead.

clip_image001Yesterday morning’s Huffington Post was reporting with a headline that reads, ‘The Resurrection’ To Depict 40 Days Following Jesus’ Ascension” while the article speaks of the “40 days following Jesus’ rise from the dead.” Has HuffPo got a bit of a terminology problem in not understanding the difference between resurrection and ascension (Ascensio Iesu)? Or am I missing something?

Capitalizing on the slate of biblical epics on the horizon, Kevin Reynolds ("Hatfields & McCoys," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves") has signed on to direct "The Resurrection," a movie about the 40 days following Jesus’ rise from the dead. The story will be told mostly through the eyes of the Roman soldier commissioned by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of Jesus’ return following his crucifixion,according to Deadline.com. The movie will find the centurion meeting the Apostles along the course of locating the messiah’s missing body and preventing an uprising in Jerusalem.

along the course of locating the messiah’s missing body”? Where are the editors? The story at Deadline Hollywood is better written.

LD Entertainment, which is financing the project, compares the tone of "The Resurrection" to that of "Gladiator," but with an added mystery element. Reynolds and Karen Janszen ("A Walk to Remember," "Dolphin Tale") reworked a script originally written by Paul Aiello, the brother of "Resurrection" producer Patrick Aiello.

The movie is aiming for an Easter 2015 release. That makes it last in the trinity of big-scale biblical movies hitting theaters in the coming months. Darren Aronofsky’s"Noah," starring Russell Crowe in the title role, opens in March 2014, while Ridley Scott’s "Exodus," starring Christian Bale and Aaron Paul, bows in December 2014.

Wonder if the shroud will influence this movie in any way? Nails in wrists, etc.?

The painting is Benvenuto Tisi (Garofalo)’s Ascension of Christ.

2 thoughts on “The Resurrection just in time for Easter 2015”

  1. Not another film about the shroud where somebody dies horribly in the first five minutes by being flogged almost to death and nailed to a…. Oh… sorry…

    (See my comment on June 30 about The Chimera and The Linen God)

  2. Obviously whoever wrote the title does not know the difference between resurrection and ascension. It would be interesting to see if the producer does research on the Shroud. The storyline does not appear to include the Shroud, though that would be very interesting to add to the fictional story.

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