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Mel Gibson attends the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2016. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Would you watch a 'Passion of the Christ' sequel? Mel Gibson may make one regardless


Mel Gibson said Sunday there may be a sequel to the 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ."

He shared the news with pastor Greg Laurie at a Christian festival called SoCal Harvest.

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Gibson told Laurie he's discussed a sequel with Randall Wallace, whose screenplay for 1995's "Braveheart" received an Academy Award nomination. "We're talking about that," Gibson said. "Of course, that's a huge undertaking. And, you know, it's not 'The Passion 2.' I mean, it's called, 'The Resurrection.'

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"The Passion of the Christ" starred Jim Caviezel in the title role, and focuses on the last day of Jesus of Nazareth's life. Despite mixed reviews, criticisms about violence and inaccuracies, and claims of antisemitism, the film grossed more than $611 million worldwide.

A 'very big subject'

Filming a sequel about a resurrection, Gibson said, is a "very big subject ... because we don't wanna just do a simple rendering of it."

He added, "I mean, we can all read what happened, but in order to really experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it's about, it's gonna take some doing."

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