I recently read on Latino Review that Twentieth Century Fox recently announced it will release “Son of God” in theaters nationwide February 28, 2014. This major motion picture event — an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. — brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational.
Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament gets a larger-than life treatment in the stand-alone feature SON OF GOD. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus’s life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.
I had the opportunity to attend a private screening and chat with producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. What really drew me in was the passion in which they spoke about the process of making the film. They told me stories about the beautiful people of Morocco and the detailed artistry of the locals that helped give the movie a more authentic feel. Mark really explained the historical politics surrounding the death of Jesus… including some parts of the story I really never heard. I think it was so great that they tapped spiritual leaders to make sure that the film was respectful to people of different faiths.
I wanted to share their message with you and invite you to get you family together on February 28th to watch a new take on one of the greatest stories ever told.