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Offline Rapunzel

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From TV to silver screen: 'Bible' movie in the works
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:45:35 PM »

From TV to silver screen: 'Bible' movie in the works

    Last Updated: 11:27 AM, April 23, 2013
    Posted: 8:29 AM, April 23, 2013
Jesus is heading back to the big screen.

TV producer Mark Burnett revealed Monday that he is preparing a three-hour movie version of his hit History Channel mini-series, “The Bible.”

The film will contain “recut scenes and extra stuff” from the record breaking television event and could be released as early as this fall.

“Clearly the big focus is the Resurrection,” Burnett told The Post.

“Very few people have ever done anything beyond the crucifixion. No one has ever seen Pentecost before. And the Ascension. And the following trial of Peter and John. “

Burnett and wife Roma Downey — who act as co-executive producers — have no studio lined up yet, but may choose to release the film independently.

“We’ve had many, many offers from theaters globally,” he said.

“Someone came to us [offering to show it in] 24 arenas.”

Plans are also in the works to create additional installments for television that would be “in the same world” as the original series.

“The Bible” drew more than 100 million viewers worldwide, despite initial skepticism from many critics.

“For all those people who rolled their eyes three ago and said ‘nobody is going to watch the Bible on TV,' we are glad they are wrong,” Burnett said.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline Cincinnatus

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Re: From TV to silver screen: 'Bible' movie in the works
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 11:51:36 PM »
Given "The Bible"'s popularity doesn't it seem a no brainer that some major studio should invest in this property and see that it comes to the big screen?

Stay tuned.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2013, 11:52:07 PM by Cincinnatus »
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