LD Entertainment has committed to produce/finance Resurrection, with Kevin Reynolds directing a film about the first 40 days after the death of Jesus Christ. Patrick Aiello is producing with LD Entertainment CEO Mickey Liddell, and the film is eyeing an Easter Weekend 2015 berth. This joins the growing volume of films derived from the New and Old Testaments. Scripted by Paul Aiello, The Resurrection is told through the eyes of an agnostic Roman Centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Jewish Messiah and to locate Christ’s missing body in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. Along Centurion’s mission, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence peel away as he encounters the Apostles and other historic Biblical characters and reviews the events following the Resurrection. Liddell described the film as Gladiator in tone.
“As Resurrection is a high priority for us, we are very excited to be working with such a bold and talented director as Kevin,” Liddell said. “His passion for the project and pedigree of beautifully directed films is ideal.” Reynolds and Karen Janszen have contributed to the production script. Patrick Raymond will executive produce and oversee for LD Entertainment.
Reynolds most recently helmed the hit miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, which reunited him with frequent collaborator Kevin Costner. Reynolds is repped by WME. The scribe is repped by Paradigm.