'The Bible' Miniseries to Be Re-Cut for Theatrical Release

The Bible is coming to a movie house near you.

The History Channel's recent miniseries, which drew monster ratings and quickly became the fastest selling miniseries on DVD, is being recut for a theatrical version tentatatively slated for a Fall release.

We're cutting a movie version right now, a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally," executive producer Mark Burnett told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday at NBCUniversal summer press day. Burnett said the movie version will have a big focus on the Resurrection.

The miniseries sparked some minor controversy when some media figures said the actor cast as the Devil looked like President Barack Obama.


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