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Jesus to Return … As a Badass Action Hero?

Photo Illustration: AFP/Getty Images (Jesus); Courtesy of Warner
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Prepare yourselves for the most historically inaccurate Jesus movie yet! Drew Heriot, director of The Secret, is currently working on an adaptation of the Aquarian Gospel to be "shot using actors and computer animation like 300.". He will extrapolate a story following the adventures of Jesus Christ in India from only seven words from the Bible: "The boy grew in wisdom and stature." The "fantasy action adventure" film will include a reenactment of the Battle of Thermopylae and find Christ learning from Buddhism, challenging the Indian caste system, and possibly developing a romance with a young princess. Sure, the story is rooted in centuries of historical speculation, but we can't help but notice that the plot seems a bit familiar. Jesus Begins, anyone? —Matthew Perpetua

Hollywood Takes Action Hero Jesus To India [The Guardian]