Upcoming Jesus Movie Will Focus on What Happens After the Resurrection

The movie, called 'Resurrection,' will apparently be part historical epic, part 'Gladiator'

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A scene from 2004's 'The Passion of the Christ'

Director Kevin Reynolds — who teamed with Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and helmed the History Channel’s wildly popular miniseries Hatfields & McCoys — will direct a feature film called Resurrection.

According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter, the LD Entertainment movie will chronicle the 40 days between Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the tomb and his ascension to Heaven — from the point of view of a Roman centurion charged with finding Jesus’ body to quell the intrigue surrounding Christ’s resurrection.

While the centurion appointed by Pontius Pilate originally set out to prove the fallacy of claims that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead, all for the purpose of staving off a Jewish uprising in Jerusalem, the movie will take the soldier through 40 days of investigation into Jesus’ life. Described as a historical movie with a Gladiator tone, the centurion’s view on Jesus shifts through his encounters with the Apostles and other people who surrounded Jesus’ life.

The movie set for an Easter 2015 release.