Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament gets a larger-than life treatment in Son Of God, portions of the miniseries The Bible, edited down into a 2 hour movie.
Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the big screen movie Son Of God features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer.
Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about the life of Jesus since Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.
20th Century Fox is hoping that lightning strikes twice.
Passion Of The Christ remains the highest grossing R-Rated movie of all time, with over $370 million in movie box office receipts in the United States, alone.
However, the movie The Exorcist, another Chrisitian themed movie, is really the R-Rated movie with most tickets sold. Released in 1972, The Exorcist in today’s dollars would have earned over $890 million.
The violence in Son Of God is toned down as the movie is rated PG-13.