A movie for the History Channel’s 10-part miniseries “The Bible” is in the works.
Executive producer Mark Burnett announced at an NBCUniversal event he’s in the process of creating a movie version of the hit miniseries, telling reporters, “We’re cutting a movie version right now, a three-hour version of Jesus and [we have] many, many offers from theaters globally. The film will mainly focus on the Resurrection and will hopefully be released in the fall.
Happy to prove the unfaithful wrong, Burnett also confirmed he’s working on a follow-up to The Bible, but expects to release it over a year from now. “I have scripts in my bag that I just received today for what’s next,” he said. “Clearly we are people of faith, so it’s not a show to us. And to all those people who rolled our eyes at us three years ago and said, ‘No one is going to watch the Bible on TV,’ we’re glad they were wrong, and we feel blessed.”
“The Bible” was a record breaking success, drawing 13.1 million viewers when it debuted in March, and ending with 11.7 million viewers when the series concluded on Easter Sunday. Also, the religious drama has already broken the record for fastest-selling miniseries on DVD of all time.