A mystery thriller about the resurrection of Jesus is being planned by Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Backers LD Entertainment have pitched it as “Gladiator in tone but with a mystery bent, an all-ages movie that tells of how the first Easter came to be”.
Reynolds is attached to Resurrection, which is described as the story “of the first 40 days after the resurrection of Jesus” as seen through the eyes of an “agnostic Roman centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth”. The narrative takes place against the backdrop of “an imminent uprising in Jerusalem, and the centurion “meets the Apostles and other historical and biblical characters”.
Resurrection is to be produced by Patrick Aiello, whose previous credits include Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Ghost Rider: