After news broke earlier this year that Mel Gibson wanted to make a sequel to his massively successful The
Speaking on Tuesday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert whilst promoting his new film Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson confirmed the news but that the finished film would be a few years off just yet.
“It’s probably about three years off, because it’s a big subject” Gisbon said before saying that while the event was the focus, he wanted to explore what was going on around it as well: “It’s not just some chronological telling of just that event. That could be boring, and you think, ‘Oh, we read that,’ ” he explained. “But what are the other things around it that happened?”
Randall Wallace, who write Gibson’s Oscar-winning Braveheart in 1995, is also on-board the project. Released in 2004, The Passion of the Christ starred Jim Caviezel in the title role and went on to gross over $612million at the worldwide box office.
Hacksaw Ridge is released this Friday in US cinemas before a UK release next year.