The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz blog says today that 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb is at the top of Universal’s wish list for their possible remake of Jesus Christ Superstar, clearly indicating they’re hoping for a music-video-resembling, out-of-order version that dispenses with all the depressing crucifixion stuff early on. But who among today’s hip young actors (or acting-capable musicians) will play the titular Messiah? Can Zac Efron grow the required facial hair? Does Michael Cera even have abdominal muscles? Shia LaBeouf has already committed enough blasphemy by ruining the Indiana Jones series. Who’s your fantasy savior? Tell us in the comments.
Does Universal believe in ‘Jesus’? [Risky Biz/HR]