Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.
I’m flat-out fascinated by this one. No matter what it turns out to be, it’s going to be one of the most-discussed films this year. Already, the controversy seems to be explosive, and no one’s seen any footage. Mel’s got the right idea... he’s facing his critics head on and talking about the film already, and based on the little bits I’ve heard from people who are close to the production, it’s going to be unique among cinematic depictions of Christ.
Here’s one of our chat room regulars with some details on a new appearance by Gibson:
Mel Gibson gave an exclusive interview to the EWTN program The World Over Live with host Raymond Arroyo and talked about The Passion. Here are the highlights:
Gibson wanted the film accurate "down to the clothes they wear" and "the eating habits of the Jews..."
Arroyo said, "Jim [Caviezel]was the most Jewish looking Christ I've seen."
Gibson will digitally re-color Caviezel's eyes.
In regards to the business aspect (i.e. spending the money on this) Gibson says he's "gotta do it," it means that much to him.
Gibson told a story about turning Scorsese down for the role of Christ in The Last Temptation of Christ because he had read the book and didn't think it was his idea of fair or accurate.
Caught the quickest glimpse of Caviezel in character: he is pretty much unrecognizable.
In regards to past statements about retiring from acting Gibson says he has a few more in him.
Talking about potential backlash Gibson said, "It won't be boring."
It was not an easy shoot; nearly everyone got sick, including the flu.
Gibson said the running time would be about 90 minutes as two hours would be overwhelming.
Jim Caviezel will be on the program in a couple weeks.
Make sure to let us know when that’s going to be, Tyrone, so we can tune in and see if they show any more footage of any sort, and thanks for this!