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.