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« on: July 03, 2013, 12:39:04 PM »

Mark Burnett's 'The Bible' sequel gets NBC greenlight

Mark Burnett and NBC are forging a holy alliance to bring the sequel to Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey's hit miniseries "The Bible" to the peacock network.

The sequel, which bears the working title "A.D.: Beyond the Bible," follows the enormously popular 10-part miniseries "The Bible," which drew a huge audience to History earlier this year.

The sequel begins in the dark days after Jesus betrayal and death.


The rest of the article:

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=816008&ocid=ansent11
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 02:21:45 PM »

IF memory serves, there was a movie in the 1980s called A.D. (I remember watching it in Sunday school when I was young).  I don't recall too much about the quality, cinematographic or acting or otherwise, but it's all been done before. What does Mark Burnett think he's going to do that's different?
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 02:39:07 PM »

Better special effects.  For example, maybe the angel that sets St Peter free from prison is really a mixed African-American/Asian ninja who moves like Neo from the Matrix and carries a light saber.  That wasn't in A.D...
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 02:46:40 PM »

A few years back Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann were chucking mud back and forth... not sure if that's a normal thing or not, I don't watch either of them unless forced to at gunpoint. Anyway, so I had a gun to my head and was watching them, and neither knew what A.D. meant (wanna guess what they thought it meant?), and yet they were criticizing each other for not fact checking stuff about Christ or the Bible or something.  Was sorta funny, but sorta sad. I know that many people make a mistake with this, but don't these news organizations have people who are supposed to edit the material and fact check it or something? Anyway, maybe now they'll find out...
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 03:00:56 PM »

Mark Burnett's 'The Bible' sequel gets NBC greenlight

Mark Burnett and NBC are forging a holy alliance to bring the sequel to Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey's hit miniseries "The Bible" to the peacock network.

The sequel, which bears the working title "A.D.: Beyond the Bible," follows the enormously popular 10-part miniseries "The Bible," which drew a huge audience to History earlier this year.

The sequel begins in the dark days after Jesus betrayal and death.


The rest of the article:

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=816008&ocid=ansent11

This is a noble idea and could promote the Church if done well.  I wonder what they will cover.  I can see the martyrdom of Polycarp and such scenes fitting well into a screenplay.  I hope they get some good advisers.  It would be great if they were Orthodox but Id settle for a mixture of Orthodox, Catholics, and Anglicans who espouse branch theory.  I am just afraid of the damage that could come if it is presented as a low church, preachin' group of believers assaulted by evil men with miters a la Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky.  I don't want to see St Constantine presented as the Grwat Corrupter of All Things Holy and a Dan Brown esque retelling of Nicea.   
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 03:13:12 PM »

IF memory serves, there was a movie in the 1980s called A.D. (I remember watching it in Sunday school when I was young).  I don't recall too much about the quality, cinematographic or acting or otherwise, but it's all been done before. What does Mark Burnett think he's going to do that's different?

That might have been the sequel to "Jesus of Nazareth".
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 04:34:57 PM »


There was a sequel?  I actually thought "Jesus of Nazareth" was very well done...at least I thought so when I saw it on TV, as a kid.

The music was hauntingly beautiful.
 
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »

How far after the crucifixion will the sequel go? The end of Acts? The Seventh Ecumenical Council?
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1054 A.D.   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 11:10:50 PM »

They have to play it safe for the broadest possible audience. I suppose that Acts and the letters of Paul would be the main focus. Go beyond that in terms of the narrative and we Christians will all start arguing.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 12:50:25 AM »

A few years back Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann were chucking mud back and forth... not sure if that's a normal thing or not, I don't watch either of them unless forced to at gunpoint. Anyway, so I had a gun to my head and was watching them, and neither knew what A.D. meant (wanna guess what they thought it meant?), and yet they were criticizing each other for not fact checking stuff about Christ or the Bible or something.  Was sorta funny, but sorta sad. I know that many people make a mistake with this, but don't these news organizations have people who are supposed to edit the material and fact check it or something? Anyway, maybe now they'll find out...
They didn't think "after death," did they?
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 01:00:26 AM »

A few years back Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann were chucking mud back and forth... not sure if that's a normal thing or not, I don't watch either of them unless forced to at gunpoint. Anyway, so I had a gun to my head and was watching them, and neither knew what A.D. meant (wanna guess what they thought it meant?), and yet they were criticizing each other for not fact checking stuff about Christ or the Bible or something.  Was sorta funny, but sorta sad. I know that many people make a mistake with this, but don't these news organizations have people who are supposed to edit the material and fact check it or something? Anyway, maybe now they'll find out...
They didn't think "after death," did they?

That's my guess.  Sad, isn't it?
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 01:06:12 AM »

They have to play it safe for the broadest possible audience. I suppose that Acts and the letters of Paul would be the main focus. Go beyond that in terms of the narrative and we Christians will all start arguing.

Episode 10 of the original Bible series left off with St. John survives death and is instead exiled to solitary confinement on Patmos where he receives a revelation of hope – Jesus is coming back. And all who have the courage to keep the faith will be rewarded.  I suppose the sequel will be Mark Burnett's interpretation of the Apocalypse.

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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2013, 07:22:59 PM »

Well its not "after the bible then" is it? Perhaps it will go into church history? If so I hope Ignatius of Antioch is one of the first they show.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2013, 07:31:37 PM »

I'm a bit apprehensive of this "sequel"
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 02:57:03 PM »

The makers of 'The Bible' have now made the movie 'The Son of God'. Unlike in their first movie, 'The Son of God' will not have the devil as a character:

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“The Bible” series was in its third week when Jesus began to appear on the big screen....But there was supernatural opposition at work. The devil was also in that episode. Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts. It went global, showing up all over TV and the Internet.
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But for our movie, “Son of God,” I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor. This is now a movie about Jesus, the Son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time, no more distractions.
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 03:28:40 PM »

A horrible decision.  Why couldn't they just get someone else to play the devil? 
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A horrible decision.  Why couldn't they just get someone else to play the devil?  
I thought Mel Gibson had a awesome devil in The Passion of the Christ.



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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 03:41:10 PM »

Better special effects.  For example, maybe the angel that sets St Peter free from prison is really a mixed African-American/Asian ninja who moves like Neo from the Matrix and carries a light saber.  That wasn't in A.D...

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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 04:00:58 PM »

A horrible decision.  Why couldn't they just get someone else to play the devil?  
I thought Mel Gibson had a awesome devil in The Passion of the Christ.



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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 04:24:04 PM »

A horrible decision.  Why couldn't they just get someone else to play the devil?  
I thought Mel Gibson had a awesome devil in The Passion of the Christ.

I agree, though I am more partial to Mary Magdalene:

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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 06:12:16 PM »

A horrible decision.  Why couldn't they just get someone else to play the devil?  
I thought Mel Gibson had a awesome devil in The Passion of the Christ.

I agree, though I am more partial to Mary Magdalene:



Toss out the devil and the end the film at the death of Christ and you have a fine, fine film.
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fine, fine film.
Just what the liberal modernist wants, in fact.
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 07:45:19 AM »

In case you hadn't noticed, at four in the morning I tend to be somewhat sardonic (well, more than usual.)
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