Producer Mark Burnett says film will focus on the Resurrection
If you were one of the millions of people tuning in for History Channel’s “The Bible” mini-series, you should be thrilled to hear that producer Mark Burnett is yet to close the book on this project. On the contrary, actually.Burnett tells The Hollywood Reporter that he’s now working on a film from the series. It will focus mostly on the Resurrection and, if all goes well, it should be in theaters this fall.
“We're cutting a movie version right now, a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally,” he says.
Even better, he says the project might still continue on TV with other stories added to those already told.
“It's never actually stopped, but I do have scripts in my bag that I just received today for what's next. We feel there is a void, and we're filling that void,” he says.
In Burnett’s case, pursuing “The Bible” beyond the initially planned episodes means more than just making money off a popular TV show: the project is one that’s been very close to his and his wife Roma Downey’s heart.
He tells THR that he knew the series would be a hit because “it’s God’s voice.”