Slowly but surely Mel Gibson has immersed himself back into Hollywood’s good graces. After appearing in films like The Beaver, Get the Gringo, and Machete Kills, Gibson is gearing up for his first directorial effort in 10 years with the war thriller Hacksaw Ridge. Turns out work on the film inspired Gibson to revisit his most successful project to date, as he’s now working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gibson and Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace are currently writing the sequel, which will tell the story of Jesus’ resurrection. “I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace told THR. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.”
Released in 2004, Passion of the Christ earned $612 million worldwide, setting a record for the highest-grossing R-rated that was only recently broken by Deadpool.