The Passion of the Christ made $612 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget—and there’s still more of Jesus’ story to resurrect.

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Writer Randall Wallace “reluctantly” confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that he is working on the story of God’s comeback 12 years after the first film was released. (Jesus could have done it in three days, but whatever!)

Wallace and Mel Gibson have worked together on many projects. Because of the recent advance screening of their new film Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson was in the neighborhood for Liberty University’s graduation ceremony. There, he was asked about the follow-up. He “seemed interested,” THR says, but it’s really Wallace who’s talking about it:

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“The evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger,” Wallace says.

No studio or financial backing has been lined up for the project, which is still in the early script stage. But Wallace indicates there are several financiers interested in investing. “It’s too early to talk money,” he adds. “This is such a huge and sacred subject.”

Indeed. Only Mel “Sugar Tits” Gibson and co. could give the matter the respect it deserves.

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