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Chris Columbus Finds Jesus
Anne Rice's take on him, anyway...

05 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Chris Columbus Finds Jesus

No, we don’t mean that Christopher Columbus has found the face of Jesus Christ in a pie or the seeds of a tomato: he’s helping to produce an adaptation of Anne Rice’s tome Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt.

Cyrus Nowrasteh, who last made The Stoning Of Soraya M, is on to co-write and direct the film after Rice approached him about taking on the job. It was a quick leap from there to Columbus, who agreed to produce the pic via his 1492 Pictures company.

The plot follows a seven year-old Jesus leaving Egypt to return home to Nazareth, where he discovers who his father really is and that his life has a slightly different destiny to that of his friends.

"This film has the potential to be a cinematic classic, a picture that will appeal to all ages, all around the world," Columbus said in a statement picked up by Variety. "I am proud to be part of this incredible production." Given that Christmas is almost upon us, it would seem that filmmakers and other creative types are getting ideas in their stockings: there’s also Seth Grahame-Smith working up a script based on his book Unholy Night, which reimagines another chunk of the young JC’s life.

Columbus hasn’t directed a film himself since 2010’s Percy Jackson but he’s been busy as a producer, backing the likes of The Help. He’s also got a wealth of projects on the go, with a remake of Troll Hunter and several other novel adaptations including The Cypress House and Charles Yu' How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe, which was announced just a couple of days ago.


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Harry Potter, trolls and Jesus?
I suppose he's really fond of fantasy More

Posted by Elvine at 17:41 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: "a remake of Troll Hunter"
L: Englebertnightingale Hmm, that's interesting. I posted in this forum and it's disappeared. It was hardly controversial. Perhaps there are vested interests. ah, there was some spam in the thread and when a spammer is deleted there is often some collateral damage. If you can remember your point you're free to repost it. More

Posted by shool at 16:24 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

Harry Potter, trolls and Jesus?
I suppose he's really fond of fantasy More

Posted by Elvine at 16:09 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: "a remake of Troll Hunter"
Hmm, that's interesting. I posted in this forum and it's disappeared. It was hardly controversial. Perhaps there are vested interests. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale at 13:26 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

"a remake of Troll Hunter"
WTAF? Leave it the hell alone: it was good enough in the original. More

Posted by Revstar at 12:51 on 06 December 2011 | Report This Post

He's working on a film about Christ and another about trolls. Hollywood is a craaazy place amn...lol. An interesting, ahem, mixture. More

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