Don’t worry Mel, we’ve got this.
Yesterday it was reported that Randall Wallace, the writer who worked with Mel Gibson on 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, is currently at work on a script for the sequel. The writer, who recently wrote and directed the 2014 faith-based film Heaven Is For Real, told The Hollywood Reporter that he and Gibson are working on a sequel and that the project has become too difficult to keep under wraps.
Despite the fact that Sony just put out Risen, a film that tells the story of the resurrection, Wallace says that there’s an underserved community of moviegoers that is clamoring for more undead Jesus of Nazareth. “The evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood,” he explained. “And they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger.”
While the project is yet to find funding ‐ as Wallace explains, “It’s too early to talk money. This is such a huge and sacred subject.” ‐ the Internet has already taken up the mantle of naming the new film. Here are a few titles with real potential:
"I Still Died For You Last Summer"
@FeministaJones 2 Christ 2 Passionate
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST 2 (FULL SEQUENCE)
Possible Passion of the Christ 2 titles: -Next Good Friday -The Secret of the Jews -I Know What You Did Last Passover -Die? Hardly
PASSION OF THE CHRIST 2: THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL
Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This "Some things don't stay dead"
We took a quick poll around the office and came up with a few of our own:
- Christ Harder
- Christ Hard with a Vengeance (Part of the King James Cinematic Universe)
- Passion of the Christ 2: Electric Bugaloo
- Muhammad v. Jesus: Dawn of Justice
- 22 Jesus Street
- Passion 2: Double Cross
Coming up with the perfect name for your movie can be difficult. To Randall and William Wallace, we say, “You’re welcome.”