Kevin Reynolds Looks to Resurrect His Movie Career With 'The Resurrection'

Posted 8:33 PM September 30th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds hasn't had anything on the big screen since 2006's Tristan + Isolde, but that's all about to change. According to Deadline, Reynolds has been tapped by LD Entertainment to direct The Resurrection.

Scripted by Paul Aiello, Karen Janszen, and Reynolds, the story is set 40 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is told through the eyes of a Roman Centurion who is task with finding Jesus' body in order to quell a potential uprising by the Jews.

No cast has been announced, but LD Entertainment plans to release the movie on April 3, 2015 to coincide with the Easter holiday.

Reynolds' claim to fame is the infamous 1995 movie Waterworld, which at the time is the most expensive film ever made at a reported $175 million. The movie managed to take in $264 million at the box office worldwide. So before John Carter and Battleship, there was Waterworld.

The Resurrection is just one of the many religious-themed movies coming our way. Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Ridley Scott's Exodus, and the Left Behind remake are all scheduled for release in 2014. MGM is developing a Ben-Hur reboot, with Timur Bekmambetov attached to direct, that may come out sometime in 2015.

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