The record breaking miniseries from producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) is prepping for a release at a theater near you. “The Bible” broke records for the History channel and cable as a whole when it aired its 10 parts over a 5 week span recently.
Mark Burnett told THR, “We’re cutting a movie version right now, a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally.” It appears the movie version will actually center around the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and not necessarily on the other events the series portrayed. Currently, Burnett is eyeing a fall release.
Burnett and wife, Roma Downey, also shared that there is a possibility other stories will be told, as he has “never actually stopped, but I do have scripts in my bag that I just received today for what’s next.” Burnett hopes that these other stories would fill a void that might have been left with the miniseries. “The Bible” shattered ratings records from when it premiered to when it closed on Easter Sunday. It is also currently the fastest selling DVD for a miniseries ever.
Burnett ended noting “It’s clearly a calling; clearly, we felt it was something we had to do, and too many things happened to explain it any other way. It’s a juggernaut, and it’s not going to slow down.”
Would you go see “The Bible” in a theater? Do you think there is more to tell?