Sony’s upcoming “Risen” Movie is set to tell the story of Jesus Christ through the eyes of a Roman unbeliever. Read on to find out more details.
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The resurrection of Jesus Christ has been a subject of debate for intellectuals as it seemed impossible for them to accept what every single Christian believes: He has risen from the dead, He is alive.
In an interview with The Church Boys, via TheBlaze.com, senior vice-president of Sony’s Affirm Films (assigned to creating Christian-themed movies) Rich Peluso shared some plot details about the upcoming movie.
Peluso noted other films that tell the true story of Jesus Christ and observed that they usually end at the Crucifixion. With “Risen” Movie, he said it would start on the Crucifixion and move through the Resurrection, the Great Commission, and the Ascension.
Further, Rich Peluso said the film would try to feature a unique way of telling the story of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection: Unfold the story of Jesus Christ through the eyes of non-believers.
In its second official trailer, Pontius Pilate sent a Roman soldier named Clavius to find the body of Jesus Christ. With the commission to find Jesus’ body, Clavius embarked on “the most important manhunt in history.”
In the “Risen” Movie, Clavius’ belief was Jesus Christ did not rise again and the Resurrection was faked, i.e., it’s a lie. He would investigate the disciples of Jesus Christ whom he believed to have kidnapped the body in order to continue their movement, which is now called Christianity.
Clavius would meet Mary Magdalene who told him, “You’re looking for something you’ll never find. Open your heart and see.”
Eventually, Clavius’ investigation would confirm that Jesus Christ did rise again stating, “I have seen two things which cannot reconcile: A man dead without question and that same man alive again.”
When asked how “Risen” Movie kept its balance with the Scripture, Rich Peluso said, “Any time you deal with scripture as your source material there needs to be some creative license to kind of fill out the characters and the transitions between the set pieces and the action. Our goal was to make sure that we were harmonious with scripture.”
“Risen” Movie is set to be released on Feb. 19, 2016.
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