“The Passion of the Christ” actor Jim Caviezel on Thursday shared details about the film’s upcoming sequel, telling Breitbart News that he had received a new draft from Director Mel Gibson.
During a recent edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, Caviezel told host Alex Marlow that he had read through the third draft of the highly anticipated sequel, teasing that the film is on its way.
“Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming,” Caviezel said. “It’s called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection. It’s going to be the biggest film in world history.”
While Hollywood failed to give Gibson’s film support or a fair shake, “Passion of the Christ” yielded $612 million worldwide with a production budget of only $30 million.
Even though Caviezel and Gibson haven’t revealed much else about the sequel, the “Persons’ of Interest” actor mentioned minor details about the project in the past.
“I won’t tell you how [Gibson’s] going to go about it,” Caviezel told USA Today in 2018. “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.”
During a 2016 broadcast of “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Gibson said the sequel may just feature characters visiting other unearthly realms.
“It’s not just some chronological telling of just [the Resurrection]. That could be boring, and you think, ‘Oh, we read that,'” Gibson told Colbert. “But what are the other things around it that happened?”
Caviezel appeared on Breitbart to discuss his new film, Infidel, which tells the story of an American Christian who is kidnapped in Cairo, Egypt and imprisoned in Iran after being accused of spying.
During the episode, Marlow asked Caviezel if he experienced any blacklisting following his starring role in “The Passion of the Christ.” The Washington native said his “faith was much bigger than the industry and Hollywood.”
“I had no choice. I had to defend it. I had to fight to survive. The film exploded. It was off the charts. You’d think, ‘Oh, you’re going to work a lot.’ No, I didn’t. I was no longer on the studio list. That was gone,” Caviezel responded.
“Because of what I do as an actor — that’s my skill — it was given to me from God. I didn’t give it to myself, but it’s something in which I have a great range.”
Earlier this year, Caviezel also shared his thoughts on the growing hostility towards biblical films in Hollywood.
“It’s so imperative in this time. These films can’t be made now. The films they make are Marvel Comics movies. You’ll see Superman. You won’t see Jesus. I got to play the greatest superhero there ever was,” Caviezel told Fox News.